Robert Walker
Colonial administrator, footballer
Robert Walker
Lt. Colonel Robert Sandilands Frowd Walker C.M.G. (13 May 1850 – 16 May 1917) was a prominent figure in Malaya during the British colonial era in the late nineteenth-century. During his youth he was an amateur sportsman, and played three times for the English football XI against Scotland, scoring four goals, in the 1870 to 1872 representative matches.
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Mistakes, turnovers hurt Colonels in 38-21 loss - Houma Courier
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Following a 27-yard screen pass from Masson to Robert Walker, Cajuns running back Brad McGuire scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to put the home team ahead 14-7 with 4:33 left in the first quarter. The Colonels defense came up with a big play when
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Trial continued in Worth County sexual abuse case - Mason City Globe Gazette
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Jason Robert Walker, 19, Manly, was to have been tried on one count of second-degree sexual abuse beginning Sept. 28 in Worth County District Court in Northwood. The matter has been continued to an unspecified date, according to online court records
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Proud to be an American - Times Daily
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It's a time in America's history that Service One owner Robert Walker will never forget. He's doing his part to see to it that others across the nation are reminded as well. With patriotic sayings such as, “American Pride,” “Freedom”, “In God We Trust”
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Jean B. Walker - Times Record News
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Survivors include husband, Don E. Walker of Wichita Falls; son, Van Walker; daughter, Terrie “TJ” Walker; son, Robert Walker, all of Flower Mound, Texas; and two grandchildren. For those desiring, the family suggests that memorials be made to Hospice
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More fuel on CSG fire: AgForce - Stock and Land
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AgForce CEO Robert Walker said QGC's blunder is symptomatic of the entire CSG process where gas companies are impinging on people's lives without regard to the emotional impacts. “We constantly hear of CSG companies issuing notices in the wrong format,
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Randy Walker Sr. - Woonsocket Call
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He is survived by two children Tabitha and Randy Walker, three sisters Sybil Walker, Linda Rothwell and Cindy Gingell, three brothers Chester, Mickey and Robert Walker, along with his many cousins, nieces and nephews. Family and friends may attend the
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Friday: Fresh Air - New York Times (blog)
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Robert Walker/The New York TimesGamal Abdul Nasser, former leader of Egypt, center left, meets Fidel Castro in 1960. By Tim Croce FRIDAY'S PUZZLE — Take a deep breath, everyone – it's Friday. Much like Jean ARP at 51 Across,
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First day tempered by Irene in Cheshire schools - Meriden Record-Journal
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Her father, Robert Walker, said he and his family were without power Sunday and most of Monday. They spent part of Monday helping a neighbor who had a fallen tree crush his shed. "We took it in stride," Robert Walker said of the delayed school opening
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Hornets look to maintain district supremacy - Wilson County News
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EAST CENTRAL -- Since Hornet Head Football Coach Robert Walker arrived at East Central six seasons ago, he has been working hard to build a program of excellence -- and it's showing. The Hornets have made marked improvements each year under Walker,
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School board honors employees - Hattiesburg American
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Superintendent Robert Walker said, that since Hurricane Katrina, the insurance deductible is $25000. Ronnie Bennett reported on new paint jobs for four school buses and a request for a new bus. There are eight buses on the road every day
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Robert Walker Nagel - phillyBurbs.com
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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Robert Walker Nagel Memorial Fund, c/o TD Bank, 929 Horsham Road, Horsham, PA 19044. Please share your condolences with Robert's family on the Funeral Home Web site listed below. Schneider Funeral Home,
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Walker brace turns derby in Bute's favour - Buteman
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ROBERT WALKER dashed from work to the shinty field on Saturday to bag a second-half double as Bute extended their winning league run to ten games with victory over a stubborn Kyles side at the Meadows. The decision to bring the throw-up time forward by
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Ambler teen dies in car accident - Montgomery Newspapers
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Edward Taylor Coombs, 19, of Horsham, and Robert Walker Nagle, 19, of Ambler, were found dead at the scene of a one-vehicle accident near the intersection of Witmer and Norristown roads, according to a press release issued by District Attorney Risa ... -
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Mo-ped death is 2nd fatal crash on SC 901 in week - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
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Robert Walker Rainey, 44, of York died as a result of injuries sustained in the two-vehicle crash, said York County Deputy Coroner David Chambers. Rainey was riding a high speed mo-ped, a Bash motorcycle, north on Heckle Boulevard toward York around
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Martensdale-St. Marys captures 2nd straight title, 87th consecutive win - Sioux City Journal
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Zeb Noel, who singled with one out in the inning, came in to score on an RBI single by Robert Walker. The Hawks responded with a run in the home half of the first when Cole Carroll drove in Jon Heidersheit with a single. Kee (39-8) took the lead away ... - -
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Former Hancock Bank auditor charged with fraud; trial set for Sept. 6 - The Republic
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The Sun Herald reports 45-year-old Lisa Brooks of Gulfport pleaded not guilty Wednesday before US Magistrate Robert Walker. A federal indictment alleges Brooks defrauded the bank of an unspecified amount of money between October 2006 and October 2008
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Woman Shoots at Dog, Accidentally Kills Husband in Mississippi - myfoxny.com
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Betty Walker and Robert Walker Sr., of Houston, were visiting their son's Jackson, Miss., home Friday when a neighbor's eight-month-old pit bull named Cocaine jumped over the fence, The Clarion-Ledger reported. Robert Walker Sr., a 53-year-old retired
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1917
    Age 66
    Walker suffered from a long-term complaint of the inner ear; he died of a heart attack on 16 May 1917, a few days after his 67th birthday.
    More Details Hide Details He is one of the oldest soldiers commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour database. He was buried at St Katharine's Church, Knockholt.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1910
    Age 59
    Walker retired in 1910 on the grounds of ill-health; in a private letter he said: Thirty-two and a half years since I landed in Singapore and knocked the ball about on the old cricket ground.
    More Details Hide Details A longish spell, that has passed very quickly, at times very happily. I cannot help feeling I am leaving a splendid little Corps behind me, and only wish it was a Brigade. On his retirement a bronze statue was erected in his honour in Taiping; it stands today outside the Perak Museum; the sculptor was Charles Leonard Hartwell R.A. (1873–1951). According to the inscription on the sculpture: This statue was erected by public subscription of the Sultans of Perak and Johore and many personal friends of the principal Chinese Towkays and of the officers and men of the Regiment of Malay State Guides to be a memorial of ROBERT SANDILANDS FROWD WALKERCompanion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George who retired in 1910 after 31 years in Perak and the Federated Malay States.For his hospitality and encouragement of all branches of sport and his success in raising the Regiment of Malay States Guides to the highest excellence this statue will serve as a continued remembrance.
  • 1901
    Age 50
    He was later given the honour of laying the foundation stone of the Diamond Jubilee Wadda Gurdwara Sahib at Penang on 3 June 1901.
    More Details Hide Details After a formal procession from the jetty at Penang Harbour, accompanied by a large body of Sikhs, Walker laid the foundation stone of the new building with a trowel made of solid silver.
  • FORTIES
  • 1897
    Age 46
    He commanded the dismounted colonial troops at the celebrations to mark Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.
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  • 1896
    Age 45
    In 1896, he married Mrs. Beatrice Bolton (née Ireland), the widow of Lieut.
    More Details Hide Details Colonel Richard Bolton, of the Royal Horse Guards, and eldest daughter of the late Thomas James Ireland, M.P., of Ousden Hall, Suffolk.
    In 1896, following the inauguration of the Federated Malay States, the Perak and Selangor Sikh Police forces were consolidated into the "Malay States Guides" with Lt. Colonel Walker as their first commandant.
    More Details Hide Details The Guides were modelled on the Corps of Guides of the North-West Frontier of India. The Guides consisted of six companies of Infantry, a Depot Company with a Field Company of 15 pounder breech-loading guns and a Mountain Company. Each company was under the command of a British Officer and was made up of two Sikh Officers and 100 non-commissioned officers and men; their total strength was 900 personnel. Walker had the reputation of being something of a disciplinarian with a fierce temper, and was known to the local Malays as the "Black Panther". He has been described as "at the best of times very much a martinet" and "a difficult man to work with". In his "Personalities of Old Malaya", written in 1930, Cyril Baxendale relates an incident involving Walker and Chief Inspector John Symes. During a visit by Frank Swettenham, then the Resident of Perak, to the Police barracks Swettenham admired a row of trees providing shade to the parade square. On being told by Symes that Walker had ordered the trees to be felled, Swettenham insisted that they should be spared. On a subsequent formal visit attended by Walker, Swettenham was surprised to see that the trees had been cut down. On inquiring why, Symes replied: "Colonel's Order, Sir," replied Symes. "Inspector Symes, did you tell Colonel Walker that the Resident gave you orders not to cut down those trees?" "Yes, Sir." "What did Colonel Walker say?"
  • THIRTIES
  • 1890
    Age 39
    The esplanade in the town centre was originally the Parade Square and was laid out by Walker in 1890.
    More Details Hide Details In Taiping and nearby Pokok Assam there were roads named for Walker although these have since been renamed as "Jalan Maharajalela" and "Jalan Temenggong" respectively. In 1880, Walker conceived the idea of transforming a disused mining site in Taiping into a garden for the benefit of the townspeople. The land was donated to the town by its owner, Mr. Chung Thye Phin, a wealthy tin miner and rubber planter. By 1884, with the help of Walker and his police staff, the Taiping Lake Gardens were complete with grasses, flowers and trees; the 62 hectares site was the first public gardens in Malaya. The history of All Saints' Church, the earliest Anglican church in Malaya, can be traced from 1883 when Walker presided over a meeting to arrange for funds to be collected to pay for the stipend of a clergyman. Walker was created a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1901 "in recognition of his public services".
  • 1889
    Age 38
    The riots were quelled by Walker and the Perak Sikhs but flared up again in September 1889.
    More Details Hide Details In "a show of force", Walker and the Perak Sikhs, responding to reports received from the acting magistrate, visited the mining areas at Kinta, inspecting the kongsis in which the secret society members lived. The appearance of the feared "Mungkali Kwai" (Sikh Devils) helped prevent any "untoward incidents". Walker's efforts to quell the riots were praised by the Governor: He has done himself great credit, often working from daybreak to midnight – and he has settled some very difficult disputes between Chinese Towkays and mobs of coolies, with great patience, tact, judgement and decision. During the mining boom years of the early 1890s, Kinta was hit with a wave of crime, influenced by drinking and gambling. As a result of the breaking down of the secret societies, there was less organised crime but the region was plagued with roving gangs of robbers. Walker complained to his superiors that he could not police the district with a police force of only 196: Police work in Kinta, as elsewhere, has increased with the population, and the number of men for work does not increase proportionally. New places... keep opening out, but although the old places do not die as these spring up, the same number of men are still supposed to be sufficient to efficiently check crime.
  • 1884
    Age 33
    In 1884, Walker (now promoted to Major) successfully petitioned for the Perak Armed Police to be allowed to style themselves the "1st Battalion, Perak Sikhs".
    More Details Hide Details At this time, the police force had a strength of 650 men, some of whom were sent to Parit Buntar and Telok Anson. Others performed guard duties at the residency in Taiping and maintained law and order in the State of Perak, including a section of cavalry troopers. The force was engaged mainly in dealing with local uprisings, with occasional interventions in labour disputes between Chinese labour gangs and their bosses. On 29 November 1887, following friction between the Ghee Hin and Hai San secret societies, a brothel skirmish in Papan escalated into a violent clash which became known as the "Papan Riots", the most serious Chinese secret society clash ever to take place in the Kinta district.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1879
    Age 28
    In 1879, Walker took command of the Perak Armed Police from Major Paul Swinburne turning it into a quasi-military force based almost entirely on Sikh and Pathan recruits.
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    Early in 1879, he entered the service of the Federated Malay States as Acting Commissioner of the Perak Armed Police, and was also the Acting Assistant Resident.
    More Details Hide Details By 1884, he was Commandant of the 1st Perak Sikhs with the local rank of Major. Five years later, he was granted the honorary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel whilst employed with the Perak Police Force. In 1902, he was granted the local rank of Lieutenant-Colonel while employed as Commandant of the Malay States Guides. He acted as Assistant Resident in Perak (1882), Secretary to the Government of Perak (1889), acting British Resident in Selangor (1899) and acting British Resident in Perak (1900).
  • 1878
    Age 27
    In November 1878, he accompanied Robinson to Bangkok for the investiture of King Chulalongkorn as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George.
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  • 1874
    Age 23
    In 1874, he was transferred to Perak, but was then moved first to Hong Kong and then to Singapore where, in 1878, he was aide-de-camp to Sir William Robinson, Governor of the Straits Settlements.
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  • 1873
    Age 22
    He was also selected for the Scotland vs. England rugby international of 1873, although he did not actually play.
    More Details Hide Details In 1870, aged twenty, he joined the 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot; on 28 October 1871, he was gazetted as an Ensign and thence to Lieutenant; he was one of the last ensigns to be gazetted in the British Army. With the 28th Foot, he served in Gibraltar and Malta.
  • 1871
    Age 20
    In November 1871, Walker made his third and final appearance for England.
    More Details Hide Details Walker scored both England's goals in a 2–1 victory; the match report describes his goals thus: So persevering were the attacks of the English, that at last a loud cheer proclaimed the fall of the Scotch citadel to a well-directed shot by Walker.It appeared as if England were likely to have the game entirely in their own hands, as within a very short time a second goal was obtained for England by R.S.F. Walker. In conclusion, the report describes Walker as "the hero of the English eleven".
  • TEENAGE
  • 1870
    Age 19
    After leaving Sandhurst, he joined the Clapham Rovers Football Club and was also a member of the Wanderers club. In November 1870, he was selected by C. W. Alcock to represent "England" in the second "pseudo-international" match against a Scottish XI.
    More Details Hide Details He scored England's goal in a 1–0 victory; according to the match reports "following a well-executed run-down by C.W. Alcock, in conjunction with a final kick from the foot of R.S.F. Walker, enforced the surrender of the Scottish goal" and "barely ten minutes had elapsed before a neat run down by C.W. Alcock, resulted in a goal to the side of England, the final kick which secured the coveted honour for the South being administered by R.S.F. Walker". The following February, Walker was again England's scorer in a 1–1 draw; the match report included a reference to the Combination Game style of football: It seemed as if the Scottish defence would prove more than equal to the attack, until a well-executed run-down by C.W.Alcock, W.C. Butler and R.S.F. Walker, acting in concert, enabled the last-named of the trio to equalise the score by the accomplishment of a well-merited goal for England. The match report concludes: "For England, R.S.F. Walker was untiring in his efforts forwards until the close."
    On graduating from Sandhurst in 1870, he was awarded the Sword of Honour which was presented to him by the Duke of Cambridge, who was then Commander-in-Chief.
    More Details Hide Details He continued to use the sword throughout his career and had it re-hilted to conform to the 1895 regulations. This sword is probably the one depicted in the statue of Walker that stands outside the Perak Museum at Taiping.
    In May 1870, he won the 120 yards hurdles and the pole jump in the annual athletics competition against the Woolwich Academy.
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  • 1869
    Age 18
    He played for the Sandhurst cricket team in 1869, including the match against the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich in May.
    More Details Hide Details The following year he was captain of the cricket team.
    At Sandhurst, he showed himself to be a keen all-round sportsman, representing the college at athletics in 1869 and 1870 in competitions with the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1850
    Born
    Born in 1850.
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