Born on 11 October 1863 to the Rev. Alfred Vaughan Walters and Frances Amelia Dodsley in Hampshire as one of a pair of twin brothers, Herbert Flamstead Walters was commissioned a lieutenant in the 4th Battalion, the Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment) on 4 April 1883.
Transferring to the regulars, he took a lieutenant's posting with the Gloucestershire Regiment on 6 May 1885. Seconded to the Indian Staff Corps, he was promoted captain on 6 May 1896.
Assigned to the 24th Baluchistan Infantry, Walker along with 100 of his men acted as an escort to the Baluch-Afghan Boundary Commission of 1896. The above photo was probably taken at this time.
He was field intelligence officer with the Tirah Expeditionary Force under General Sir William Lockhart and received a Mention in Despatches. He received the 1895 India General Service Medal with clasps "Tirah 1897-98" and "Punjab Frontier 1897-98". He authored The Operations of the Malakand Field Force and the Buner Field Force 1897-98.
In 1909 he was presented the Delhi Durbar Medal.
An active Mason, Walker was a member of the McMahon Lodge in Quetta, Baluchistan. Walker was in Tientsin, China in October 1911 when he is listed as a member of the Freemason's Coronation Lodge in that city.
Attached to the 124th Baluchistan Infantry for the majority of his career he was appointed the regiment's commandant on 8 February 1909. His final promotion to colonel was Gazetted on 1 May 1913.
Walters married Hannah Johanna Bower at Kensington on 27 August 1901.
Walker was attached to the Reserve of Officers at the time of his death on 8 October 1916 at Surbiton, Surrey.
Fred Brenner - Photographer
Rawal Pindi & Quetta, British India