Son of Louis John and Hilda Blanche Walker, of Wanganui; husband of Isobel Oliver Walker, of Palmerston North.
“The death of Mr. Malcolm Walker, chief reporter of the “Taranaki Daily News,” occurred recently. Mr Walker served in the Middle East for nearly three years and joined the staff of the “Daily News” after he returned with the first furlough draft. Born at Wanganui in 1909, Mr Walker was educated at the Palmerston North Boys’ High School and Auckland University College. Before he enlisted early in 1940 he was employed as a reporter on the staff of the “Manawatu Times,” Palmerston North. He sailed from New Zealand with the 25th Battalion, 2nd N.Z.E.F., in August, 1940. In the latter part of his service in the Middle-East he was appointed to the Public Relations Office, in which he occupied the position of chief clerk with the rank of Sergeant-Major. After his return to New Zealand in July. 1943, he was attached briefly to the Publicity Department before he took up the position of chief reporter of the ‘‘Daily News” in November of that year. Mr Walker is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Isobel Oliver Malcolmson, Palmerston North, and one daughter.”
PRESS, VOLUME LXXXI, ISSUE 24471, 22 JANUARY 1945, PAGE 3
His brother, Hayden Walker was a POW in Germany and survived the war.
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Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum