Walter Street

Name

Walter Street

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

05/07/1916
29

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
21022
Border Regiment
8th Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier/Face 6A
France

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 William & Emily Street of 16 High Street, Stevenage.

Wartime Service

Walter arrived in France on the 22nd August 1915. He served for almost a year on the Western Front when his unit became involved in the Battle of the Somme. The Battalion, part of the 75th Brigade of the 25th Division, were involved in the very heavy fighting around the village of Thiepval and Walter had survived the first day of the battle, when the British army suffered some 60,000 casualties. The conditions were ghastly and eyewitnesses recalled that that the bodies of the dead were still lying on the battlefield many days later. The fighting was both intense and chaotic, therefore, it is not known at what point he was killed. He has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com His brother, Frederick George, died in Egypt in 1918 whilst serving with the Royal Artillery but his name has not been recorded on the Stevenage War Memorial.

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson