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Name: Walter Stevens

Burial Number: 0916

Gender: Male

Occupation: Unknown

Born: 8/9/1899

Died: 23/08/1918

Buried: 27/08/1918

Story

Walter was born on September 8, 1899 to parents Henry Stevens of Hounslow Middlesex and Alice Ingram of Salisbury Wiltshire.
His parents married in The Parish Church Hounslow on 24 September 1890 and start their married life living in Isleworth before moving to Shoreham and then settling in Worthing at 25 The Drive in West Worthing.
There were 6 children in the family. Ethel 1892, William 1894, Alice 1896, Beatrice 1898, Walter 1899 and Daisy in 1904
At the age of 15 Walter was working for The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway as Traffic staff earning 10 shillings a week and posted to Henfield Train Station. Walter enlisted in the Royal West Surrey Regiment and served in The Theatre of war in France His Regiment Number was 70245.
After 3 years in the Army Walter was with his battalion at France and Flanders where on the 12 August there was heavy shelling in the area from the enemy and Walter was wounded with multiple gunshot wounds. He was returned to Tankerton Hospital in Whitstable, Blean Kent where 11 days later August 23rd he died aged 18 from a secondary Haemorrhage after multiple gunshot wounds.
Walter was laid to rest in a war Grave at Heene Cemetery on 27th August 1918.

Private Walter Sydney Stevens – CWGC Certificate

Researcher: Gail Warner-Clarkson

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Walter Stevens

Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 10 Plot: 12

Exact Location (what3words): clown.tuned.spin

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

Description:

No description of the headstone has been added.

Inscription:

70245 Private Walter Sydney Stevens The Queens 23rd August 1918 Age 18 "Called to his heavenly rest. Thy will be done"

Commonwealth War Graves

This grave is for someone who died in service during World War One or World War Two. As such the grave is managed and cared for by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, was established by Royal Charter in 1917. Amongst its responsbilities are:

  • Marking and maintaining the graves of members of the forces of Commonwealth countries who died in both World War One (WWI) and WWII.
  • Maintaining memorials to the dead whose bodies have no known grave.
  • Providing records and registers of these burials and commemorations.

You can read more about the valuable work of the CWGC by going to their website www.cwgc.org

Further Information

Birth

Name: Walter Sydney Stevens

Gender: Male

Born: 8/9/1899

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: Unknown

Occupation: No occupation recorded

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 23/08/1918

Cause of death: Secondary Haemorrhage after gun shot wounds, multiple

Address line 1: Tankerton Hospital

Town: Unknown

County: Kent

Country: England

Obituary

No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Value of effects in 2020: Not calculated

Census Information

1901

Living at 25 The Drive, Heene, Worthing. Father Henry (38) Occupation Painter and decorator. Mother Alice (37) Children Ethel (9), William (7), Alice (5), Beatrice (3), and William (1)

1911

Living at 25 The Drive, Heene, Worthing. Father (48) House Painter, Alice (48), Children William (17) a Grocers Assistant, Beatrice (13) Walter Sydney (11), Daisy (7).

Miscellaneous Information

Death Entry in Army book for W.S. Stevens