Wakeling, Walter



1878 - 1920
Rank Private
Service no.6380. 22610,




Sadly Walter cannot be found on the Commonwealth War Graves listing

Labour Corps no 589600

Born in Whetstone the son of Charles & Hannah Wakeling. His school records give his date of birth as 18th July 1878


1891 Census Lorraine Road, Aylestone, Blaby, Leicestershire,

Charles Wakeling Head Married Male 43 1848 Labourer Leicestershire,

Hannah Wakeling Wife Married Female 44 1847 –  Leicestershire,

Elizabeth Wakeling  Daughter  Single  Female 18 1873 Elastic Web Weaver Leicestershire,

George Wakeling  Son Single  Male 15 1876 –  Leicestershire,

Walter Wakeling  Son Single  Male 13 1878 –  Leicestershire,

Mary J Wakeling  Daughter – Female 9 1882 Scholar Leicestershire,

Nelly Wakeling  Daughter – Female 7 1884 Scholar Leicestershire,

Florry Wakeling  Daughter – Female 2 1889 –  Leicestershire,


1901 Census 2, Harold Street, Leicester,

Charles Wakeling Head Married  Male 55 1846 Whetstone, Leics, Labourer At Gas Works

Hannah Wakeling Wife Married  Female 54 1847 Leicestershire,

Walter Wakeling  Son   Single Male 22 1879 Whetstone, Leics, Bricklayer’s Labourer

Mary Wakeling Daughter  Single  Female 18 1883 Whetstone, Leics, Shoe Hand Machinist

Nellie Wakeling Daughter  Single  Female 16 1885 Whetstone, Leics, Book Binder’s Gold Stamper

Florrie Wakeling Daughter  Single  Female 11 1890 Whetstone, Leicestershire,

Fred Wakeling Son  Single Male 9 1892 Leicester


1911 Census 10 Harold St Leicester,

Walter Wakeling, Head Married Male 34 1877 Gas Labourer Boro Council Whetstone

Louisa Wakeling Wife Married Female 30 1881 Shoe Machinist Leicester

Marriage 9th November 1901 St James Aylestone Park Walter Wakeling & Louisa Greenhill

In 1902 their daughter Doris is born but sadly dies after a few months


A copy of Walter’s probate gives his date of death as 3rd June 1920 at 4 Harold Street, and he is buried at Welford Road Cemetery Leicester aged 42 in Grave no M 268 (concecrated) on 7th June 1920