Walmsley, Robert – Shoeing Smith Corporal

Husband of Alice Thurston (formerly Walmsley), of 52, Lyncroft Road, Hale Green, Birmingham, Warwickshire. Of 16, Elmwood Grove, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly employed as a Police Constable by the Bolton County Borough Police since 12 May 1911. Died by drowning at Basra, Mesopotamia. Name recorded as Robert WARMSLEY on SDGW.

Personal details

  • Surname: Walmsley
  • Forename: Robert
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Liverpool, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Not known
  • 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: Not known
  • 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: 10/08/1917 07/12/1917

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