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BIOGRAPHY

Mollie Walker was born in Pencoedtre, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, on 5 February 1909. In 1923, her father left the forces and the family settled in Peppard. On her 17th birthday, she got her first car; a brand-new Austin 7.

In 1931, she married John Walker. The next year, they moved to Rotherfield Peppard, Oxfordshire. They had two children; daughter, Sheila, and son, Graham.

During World War II, Walker volunteered for the WVS (Women’s Voluntary Service) later to become the WRVS and helped at the American Army Hospital on Kingwood Common where wounded German prisoners of war were cared for. From 1954 to 1979, she worked for Peppard Parish Council. She was later awarded an Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her work in the Civil Defence.

Her husband passed away in 1991. She gave up driving at the age of 103.

Walker passed away at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, Berkshire on 22 January 2022 at the age of 112 years, 351 days.

(Partially sourced from Gerontology Wiki)

RECOGNITION

Her age was verified by Andrew Holmes and Chris Law, and validated by the ESO on 31 May 2020.

Following the death of Gertrude Kingston on 28 July 2021, Walker became the oldest known living person in the United Kingdom.

On 5 September 2021, at the age of 112 years, 212 days, she surpassed the age of Lilian Priest, becoming the oldest known woman ever born in Wales.

On 28 November 2021, at the age of 112 years, 296 days, she surpassed the age of John Evans, becoming the oldest known person ever born in Wales.

ATTRIBUTION

* Peppard’s Oldest Resident is Now 112! – Peppard News, Spring 2021

* The Amazingly Long Life of a Remarkable Lady – Peppard News – Village News

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