Altrincham WW1 

Walter John Heywood

Rank:PrivateNumber:13000
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:07th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Rgt)
Died:13/10/1915Age:21
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the June quarter 1894 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/176, the
son of John W. & Elizabeth Heywood.

1901 Census - Clay Lane, Timperley.   Son - aged: 7 - born: Timperley.  
Head of household - John Heywood - Married - aged: 45 - Market Garden
Labourer - born: Timperley.   Also - Elizabeth Heywood - Wife - aged: 42 -
born: Baguley.   Plus 2 elder siblings.

His mother - Elizabeth Heywood died in 1906, aged: 47.

1911 Census - Clay Lane, Timperley.   Son - aged: 17 - occ: Confectioner's
Assistant - born: Timperley.   Head of household - John Heywood - Widower -
aged: 55 - Farmer's Labourer - born: Timperley.   Plus 2 elder siblings and
1 cousin.

His father John W. Heywood died in 1913, aged: 58.   He then lived with his
sister & brother-in-law at Hale.

When he lived at Timperley, he was a member of the Timperley P.C. choir.  
Employed in the Pulley Dept of Messrs. George Richards, Broadheath.

Enlisted on the 05/09/1914.

His sister received a letter from the lieutenant of his platoon stating
that his death was instantaneous as a shrapnel bullet had pierced his lung
and probably his heart as well. 

Death reported in the 22/10/1915 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1916.

Memorials found on:
Christ Church (Timperley)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
Christ Church Choir Window, Timperley
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