Walter Charles Hipgrave

Name

Walter Charles Hipgrave

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

30/08/1919
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
192738
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
6th Reserve Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

DATCHWORTH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD
United Kingdom

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

All Saints Church, Datchworth
Roll of Honour, All Saints Church, Datchworth
Not currently aware of any Burnham Green memorials

Pre War

Walter was born in Datchworth in 1900, the son of Harry and Sarah Hipgrave. In 1901 his father was recorded as a platelayer. In 1911 his father was recorded as a labourer.

Wartime Service

He enlisted at Bedford and served in both the Royal Fusiliers, as 73565, and the Machine Gun Corps. He was gassed in late August 1918 and returned to the UK in September. It seems that he died of meningitis in military hospital Grantham after the end of the war, and was buried in Datchworth Churchyard.

Additional Information

Son of Harry and Sarah Ann Hipgrave, of Goven Green, Datchworth. Baptised in Datchworth on 11 February 1900. 1901 census living 1 Hoppers End, Datchworth. Buried Datchworth 16 September 1919. His Army War Records have survived. Not to be confused with Wal

Acknowledgments

June Colegrove, Adrian Pitts, Pat Bird