- Surnames starting with the letter W. 

Harry Walton

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:09th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Cheshire Rgt
How Died:Died
Country of burial:BelgiumGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Haringhe (Bandaghem) Cemetery, Poperinge
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born on the 16th or 17th March 1897 in Ashton upon Mersey, the birth being
registered during the June quarter 1897 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref:
8a/178, the eldest son of Harry & Clara Walton  (nee Hargreaves).

1901 Census - Green Lane, Ashton upon Mersey. (6 houses along from the
School House).   Son - aged: 4 - born: Ashton upon Mersey.    Head of
household - Harry Walton - Married - aged: 32 - occ: Agricultural Labourer
- born: Carrington.   Also - Clara Walton - Wife - aged: 30 - born: High
Legh, Cheshire.   Plus his elder sister Alice, aged: 5.

He attended St. Martin's School and was a member of the Ashton Primitive
Methodist Sunday School.

1911 Census - 9 Derby Road, Ashton upon Mersey.   Grandson - aged: 14 -
occ: Grocer's Errand Boy - born: Ashton upon Mersey.   Head of household -
Thomas Hargreaves (his maternal grandfather) - Married - aged: 85 - born:
Crowley, Cheshire.   Plus his mother - Clara Walton - Married - aged: 42 -
occ: Charwoman - born: High Leigh, Cheshire.  Plus his elder sister and two
younger brothers.  No trace of his father.

Harry enlisted at Sale on the 23rd June 1915, having added a year to his
age.   Height on enlistment - 5 feet 3 1/2 inches with a 33 inch chest
measurement.   After training he was posted into the 2nd Battalion,
Cheshire Rgt and was posted to Salonica, an area rife with Malaria.  30-40%
of the troops stationed there suffered from it.  He was invalided home to
the UK.  Once recovered, he was posted to France in December 1917, serving
in the 9th Battalion, Cheshire Rgt.  He was wounded in April 1918, during
the German 1918 Spring Offensive and taken to No.28 Field Ambulance,

Death reported in the 21/05/1918 edition of the Altrincham Guardian and the
20/05/1918 edition of the Manchester Evening News.

Member of the Ashton upon Mersey Primitive Methodist Chapel Sunday School.

Enlisted in August 1914 and drafted to the front in December 1917.

Local newspaper states that he was KiA.

Memorials found on:
St. Martin's (Ashton on Mersey)St. Martin's Window (Ashton on Mersey)
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