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Date of Death
28 Apr 1917
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Soldier or Civilian
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.