Raymond WALTER
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Unit: 10th Battalion Cheshire Regiment
Date of Death: 15h July 1916
Age: 25
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Raymond's family originated from Marple. After the war, his parents, Edward Charles King Walter and Lucy Marsden Walter, had moved to 50 South Drive, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester.

He had been educated at Ruskin School at Norfolk and, later at Manchester Grammar School (he is possibly the E R Walter included in the School's entry in the Manchester Book of Honour). He enlisted, as a private, into the 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (known as the Public Schools Battalion) and was allocated PS/5888, as his service number. As with many middle class young men, he was quickly selected to become an officer and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into the Cheshire Regiment.

This was on 12 June 1916, only a month before he was killed in an attack described here.

Further information about Raymond can be found in the book "Remembered" by P Clarke,A Cook and J Bintliff.

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