This WWI Widow Still Wakes Up Every Morning Next To A Picture Of Her Soldier Husband In His Uniform
Dot Walker is one of the few remaining Britons who were married to a soldier who served in World War One. This Remembrance Sunday she's thinking of her husband, who fought at the Battle of the Somme and was later a prisoner of war.
Dot Walker, 95, is one of the last remaining World War One widows. This is the picture by her bed.
Arthur Walker served at the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles of World War One.
Afterwards, Arthur continued to fight across Europe. But in early 1918 he was taken as a prisoner of war by the advancing German forces. His family received this letter from his commanding officer:
At the war's end he was released and returned home. Arthur received this letter from King George V praising his "patience and courage".
Arthur died 40 years ago, but Dot doesn’t let the memory of her World War One soldier husband slip.
Dot, a great-great-grandmother, continues to pay tribute to her late husband, and wishes he'd applied for all the medals he was eligible to receive: "He should have had three medals but he never applied for the third."
And she'll be remembering him on Remembrance Day this year, when she'll be one of our few remaining connections to the men who fought in the Great War.