World War I

Soon after the outbreak of World War One, Walter enlisted to join the 17th (Service) battalion, Middlesex Regiment, better know as the 'Football Battalion'. In 1916 he was treated for shell shock, but returned to the action to fight at Passchendaele and the Somme.

"He was popular throughout the battalion. He was brave and conscientious"



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