Walmsley, Robert –

Husband of Alice Thurston (formerly Walmsley), of 52, Lyncroft Road, Hale Green, Birmingham, Warwickshire, and formerly of 16, Elmwood Grove, Bolton, Lancashire. Police Constable 182 of the Bolton County Borough Police since 12/05/1911. (Bolton Archives: ABJ/22/187). Died by drowning at Basra, Mesopotamia whilst bathing. Name recorded as Robert WARMSLEY on SDGW.

Personal details

  • Surname: Walmsley
  • Forename: Robert
  • Date of birth: May 14th, 1888
  • Birth place: Fazackerley, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 28
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: July 9th, 1917
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Shoeing Smith Corporal
  • Unit: 7th Division Small Arms Ammunition Section.
  • Service number: L/17982
  • Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
  • Enlistment date: May 14th, 1915 - 1915-05-14
  • Enlistment location: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 21/05/1915 10/08/1917 07/12/1917 12/07/1918
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 7e 6b* S12* 6g
  • Bolton Chronicle: 10/11/1916 10/08/1917

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