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Nottingham
He was the son of George and Mary Ogle and the brother of Giles (killed in action 15/9/1916) Ogle. In 1911 Walter was living in Nottingham's Bagthorpe Workhouse.
He was a groom.
10 Apr 1918
32
1643111 - CWGC Website
203567
Private
4th (Special Reserve) Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
Ploegsteert Memorial Panel 6 Special Reserve This was a form of part-time soldiering, in some ways similar to the Territorial Force. Men would enlist into the Special Reserve for 6 years and had to accept the possibility of being called up in the event of a general mobilisation and otherwise undertake all the same conditions as men of the Army Reserve. Their period as a Special Reservist started with six months full-time training (paid the same as a regular) and they had 3-4 weeks training per year thereafter. A man who had not served as a regular could extend his SR service by up to four years but could not serve beyond the age of 40. A former regular soldier who had completed his Army Reserve term could also re-enlist as a Special Reservist and serve up to the age of 42.
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