Barton, Walter



1882 - 1918
Rank Private
Service no.37211
Regiment 7th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment
DiedFebruary 4, 1918




Walter was born in 1882 to Oscar Barton, a shoe trade foreman, and Martha (nee Griffin). He was one of twelve children –
Nellie 1877
Alice 1878
Ada 1880
Walter 1882
Jessie 1884
Oscar 1886
Edgar 1888
Pattie 1890
Thomas 1893
Sydney 1897
Maria 1899
1 unknown

In 1901 census the family lived at Headington Villa, 43 Green Lane Rd., Leicester.

On 9.12.1909 Walter married Annie Hutchinson at St. Luke’s Church and they had a daughter, Grace Annie, in 1910. They lived at 29 Arnold St., Leicester and Walter was a porter at the boot factory.

He enlisted as Private 37211 7th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.
He was Killed In Action on 4.2.1918, aged 35,and is buried at Philosophe British Cemetery (Grave m.B.20).

When Walter died his wife lived at 97 Charnwood Street Walter’s photograph is in Leicester Mercury 13.9.1918 Pg 3.

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