1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Walter Read

Contributed by: Neil Franklin, on 2008-11-11

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First Name Walter
Surname Read
Year of Birth Unknown
Year of Death 1914
Regiment 4th Queen's Own Hussars
Place of Wartime Residence Manchester, Cheshire

Walter's Story

Walter served in the 4th/8th Hussars including a period in Lucknow India.

Walter died too young

He left the army in 1912 and became a postman in Cheadle Cheshire.

He was recalled at the outbreak of WW1 as he was on reserve and returned only to be killed in action in August 1914.

His body was retrieved by a french woman who had him intered in her family vault.

This lady`s husband was also killed during this conflict and the family were not financially able to maintain these graves, my Grandfather & Grandmother (sister) had him reintered into a British wargrave in 1936.

God bless all those who died.

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