Rank or Title

War time / or Pre War occupation

Hat trade worker

Employer

Woolmer & Browning, Reginald Street

Service Number

76700

Place of Birth

Luton
United Kingdom

World War I Address

65 Clarendon Road
Luton
United Kingdom

Place of Death

France

Grave Location

Haute-Avesnes British Cemetery
France

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier
Pte Walter George Catlin

 

Pte Walter George Catlin, 76700, 104th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, died of wounds in action on April 28th, 1917, during the Battle of Arras. He was a stretcher-bearer aged 19.

A Forces Chaplain wrote to bereaved parents Walter Henry and Maria Catlin, of 65 Clarendon Road, Luton, to tell them that their son was stretcher-bearing when a shell struck in the early morning, killing Walter and wounding four comrades. His body was taken to Haute-Avesnes and buried the same evening during a service attended by his commanding officer and other officers and men.

Walter had enlisted in the R.A.M.C. in September 1915 and received his training in Ireland before proceeding to France. He had been at the front for seven months before he was killed.

Before the war he was employed by hat manufacturers Woolmer and Browning, of Reginald Street, Luton. His father had been a former professional footballer with Luton Town FC.

Individual Location

Pte Walter George Catlin

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