Wells, Walter –

Son of William and Joyce Wells, of Marton, Rugby, Warwickshire. Police Constable 187 of the Bolton County Borough Police, of 20, Broad-o’th’-Lane, Astley Bridge, Bolton, Lancashire prior to being called out for Army Service 06/08/1914. (Bolton Archives: ABJ/22/203). He was normally resident of Chapen-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, at the time of his death. Died at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich and interred with full Military Honours at Ipswich. His brother Stephen also served.

Personal details

  • Surname: Wells
  • Forename: Walter
  • Date of birth: March 5th, 1886
  • Birth place: Marton, Warwickshire
  • Place of residence: Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 28
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: December 29th, 1914
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Unit: 1st (Regular) Battalion.
  • Service number: 9962
  • Regiment: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Warwick, Warwickshire
  • Conflict: WW1

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 01/01/1915 08/01/1915 05/02/1915 06/08/1915
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 5e* 5e S2b-d* S1d*
  • Bolton Chronicle: 03/04/1915

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