Walter Gates

Name

Walter Gates

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

08/10/1918
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Driver
122721
Royal Field Artillery
66th Divisional Ammunition Column

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

DOINGT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
III.A.25.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Stevenage Old Town Memorial St Nicholas' Church Memorial, Stevenage Old Town Holy Trinity Church Memorial Roll of Honour, Stevenage Old Town Aston War Memorial St. Mary’s Church Roll of Honour, Aston

Pre War

Walter was the youngest son of James & Eliza Gates of Park Farm, Aston. He had been married to Elsie Bryant for two years at the time of his death and the couple lived at 52 Alleynes Road, Stevenage. He had formerly been employed as a gardener at Shephall Bury gardens.

Wartime Service

Walter died of pneumonia at a French hospital on 8th October 1918, possibly as a result of contracting influenza.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Jonty Wild
Paul Johnson