Walter Lashford

Name

Walter Lashford

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

26/10/1917
30

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Gunner
353313
Royal Garrison Artillery
"R" Anti-Aircraft Battery

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY
XII. F. 13.
Belgium

UK Memorials

Little Berkhamsted War Memorial

Pre War

Walter was born in 1887 in Stourport, Worcestershire and at the time of his death his parents were still living there. In early 1911 Walter was in domestic service as a footman at Friday Hill, Chingford the seat of Frederick Granville Sinclair (who being born F G Heathcote had been left the Castle of Mey by his friend the 15th Earl of Caithness on condition that he changed his surname). Walter’s connection with Little Berkhamsted remains unclear but maybe he came as a servant to one of the larger houses.

Wartime Service

Walter enlisted at Winchester. His medal card records that he also served in the Hampshire Yeomanry with service number 1842. He died of wounds on 26th October 1917 - probably sustained that day during the Second Battle of Passchendaele.

Additional Information

Son of John and Ann Lashford, of 2 Court 1, High St., Stourport, Worcestershire.

Acknowledgments

Martin Cope, Jim Maynard