Corporal Walter Albert Alford

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

23 Feb 1919

War time / or Pre War occupation


Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

Grave Location

St Marie Cemetery
Le Havre

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 6th March 1919
Cpl Walter Albert Alford

Cpl Walter Albert Alford, A/293888, Army Service Corps (Canteens), died at the No 2 General Hospital, Le Havre, France, on February 23rd, 1919, from pneumonia following influenza. He was aged 27 and had been expected back at 50 Reginald Street, Luton, at the time.

His widow Dorothy Frances (nee Fetch), who Walter married in 1916, shortly before he went to France, was told in a letter from one of her husband's comrades that Walter was buried in the presence of 16 chums and officers. Pink and white carnations were scattered on his coffin as it was lowered. The Union Jack was used as a pall, and trumpets sounded the Last Post.

Before the war Walter had been a gardener for Mr Edwin Brown, of Hart Hill, and at Stockwood House.

Walter was born at Waterlooville, Hants, in 1891. He is commemorated on the roll of honour at St Matthew's Church, Luton.

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Cpl Walter Albert Alford

Author: Deejaya

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