157 William Walker

Biography

William Walker was one of several players plucked from the North East lower leagues scene in the early months of ex-Newcastle defender Bill McCracken’s tenure as Hull City manager. Walker – full name John William Walker – was born in High Spen near Gateshead and had a successful 1922/23 season with Langley Park prior to joining the Tigers, playing in every game for the Northern League side and scoring 15 goals. His one season at Hull City yielded five appearances at inside right, two in early September 1923 when he scored his only goal for the Tigers in a 1-1 at Lancastrian side Nelson and three in February 1924 when McCracken’s side were in a poor run of form and looking for new combinations in the front five to stimualte an improvement. Walker’s final appearance for City yielded a 1-0 victory at South Shields.

Released by Hull City in the 1924 close season, Walker returned to the Durham lower league scene. He later settled back in Gateshead and worked as a tailor before dying in hospital in December 1964.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 8 October 1898, High Spen
Hull City First Game: 22 September 1923, Nelson H (Division Two), 24 years, 335 days old
Hull City Final Game: 23 February 1924, South Shields A (Division Two), 25 years, 138 days old

Clubs

Langley Park, Hull City (1923-1924), Leadgate Park

Hull City Record

Career: 5 apps, 1 goals

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