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Name: Walter Carver

Burial Number: 0506

Gender: Male

Occupation: Railway Porter; Groom in Royal Horse Artillery;

Born: 00/4/1879

Died: 2/8/1906

Buried: 07/08/1906


Walter was born in Fittleworth, the son of Richard and Ellen Jane. He was baptised in the village on 25 May. Richard worked as an agricultural labourer and moved from village to village for work. The family lived in Bedham and Poling over the years before finally settling in Worthing.
In 1898, Walter was working as a porter at the railway station. He resigned the following year and enlisted in the Royal Horse Artillery on 25 Sep. He was described as a groom.
In 1900, Walter was posted abroad with “A” Battery to South Africa where he fought in the Boer War. The company returned home in November the following year. In 1904, he signed on for a further eight years. However in 1906, Walter was home at 6 The Drive, Worthing suffering from Phthisis Haemoptysis (pulmonary tuberculosis). He died at home on 2 Aug. No Probate.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 2 Plot: 11

Exact Location (what3words): ranged.guilty.risky

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Walter Carver is buried where the headstone for Ellen and Philip Burtenshaw is placed


In loving memory of Ellen the beloved wife of Philip Burtenshaw died 28th August 1928 aged 69 years "Eternal rest" Also of Philip Burtenshaw died 18th April 1943 aged 80 years "Reunited"

Further Information


Name: Walter Douglas Carver

Gender: Male

Born: 00/4/1879

Town: Fittleworth

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 2/8/1906

Cause of death: Phthisis Haemoptysis (pulmonary tuberculosis)

Address line 2: 6

Address line 3: The Drive

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at Bedham.
Richard aged 46, ag lab. Ellen aged 35. Albert aged 13, ag lab. Percy aged 11, ag lab. Louisa Grace aged 9. Walter Douglas aged 2. John Hunt aged 63, boarder, ag lab. Hannah Earnshaw aged 73, widow, boarder.


Living at Poling.
Richard aged 56, farm carter. Ellen aged 46. Percy aged 21, horse carter. Walter aged 12. Lucy aged 8. John Thair aged 75, lodger, labourer.


Serving abroad in South Africa.

Miscellaneous Information

Attestation of Short Service completed and signed by Walter Carver 25.9.1899

The Short Service Attestation was introduced by Lord Kitchener in 1914, under which a man could serve for “three years or the duration of the war, whichever the longer”.
Rather than the 12 years of service normally demanded when joining the Army.