Walter Warren

Name

Walter Warren

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

27/11/1914
37

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Sergeant
294
London Regiment (Artists' Rifles)
28th Bn.,

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

NIEUWKERKE (NEUVE-EGLISE) CHURCHYARD
N.2.
Belgium

UK Memorials

Stevenage Old Town Memorial
St Nicholas' Church Memorial, Stevenage Old Town
Holy Trinity Church Memorial Roll of Honour, Stevenage Old Town

Pre War

Walter was the son of Henry & Clara Warren of Rockleaze, Stevenage. He joined the Volunteer Force on the 23rd January 1900 as a member of the 28th London Regiment. The Territorial and Reserve Forces Act of 1907 combined the previously civilian-administered Volunteer Force, with the Militia and Yeomanry to become the Territorial Army. Walter was re-engaged into the Regiment on the 28th April 1908 and attended the Regiments Annual Camps until he was embodied into the Army on the 5th August 1914, the day after the Great War broke out.

Wartime Service

He was posted to Belgium on the 26th October had only been serving overseas for a month when he was killed by Shellfire whilst digging trenches by the Brewery Inn at Neuve Eglise, Belgium and is buried in the towns cemetery. His headstone is heavily weathered and much of the detail has vanished.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson