Rank: Acting Lance Sergeant
Number: 265675
Unit: 1/6th Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 31 July 1917
Age: 25
Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium

Walter was born within the parish of St Thomas' C of E Church, Wellington Road South, Stockport. His parents, Joseph and Mary Ann, lived at 318 Hempshaw lane.

His original service number, 2452, suggests he was probably a pre-war member of the Territorials and would have been mobilised when War was declared in August 1914. Click here for an account of the battalion's early months of service.

Walter was killed in the Battalion's attack on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele and, as with many of his mates, he has no known grave.

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