Name: George Walker
Dates: 1618 to 1690
Field of Fame: Military & Politics
Further Details: Born in County Tyrone, Ireland, of English parents George Walker (1618 - 1690) was a clergyman who became the governor of Derry, Ireland. In 1689 he raised a regiment in order to help garrison Londonderry before the seige of 1689. He led raids and sallies against the forces of King James II, and was recognised for his bravery by King William III. Not long after he was killed at the Battle of the Boyne while fighting for King William. He is commemorted by a statue in Londonderry, and he wrote 'A True Account of the Siege of Londonderry' (1689).