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  • Headstone Holy Trinity churchyard, Lenton.  Photograph Rachel Farrand
Person Details
Nottingham
Arthur Cyril was the youngest son of Richard Job Walters and Charlotte Walters nee Welbourn. Richard Job Walters was born in Shropshire and was a gardener. Charlotte was born in Grantham and she and Richard were married in Grantham in 1890 (J/F/M). At the time of the 1911 Census they had been married for 21 years and had had six children of whom only four were still living at the time of the census: Herbert Edward (b. 12 December 1890), Ada Ann (b. 13 June 1892), John Harold (b. 1894) and Arthur Cyril (b. 1897). All the children were born in Nottingham. In 1891 they were living at 14 Charlton Street, Lenton, with their son Herbert Edward (3 months). Also in the household was Charlotte's sister, Ada Anne Welbourn (13). By 1901 Richard (41) and Charlotte (38) were living at 43 Grove Road, Lenton, with their four children, Herbert (10), Ada (8), John (7) and Arthur (4). In 1911 the family was living at 25 Albert Road, Lenton; Herbert (20) was an estate agent's clerk, Ada (18) a dressmaker's assistant, John (17) a telephone mechanic, and Arthur (14) was 'at home' and probably still at school. The family later lived at Cemetery Lodge, Wilford Hill. Arthur's brother John served in the Post Office Rifles and died on 7 November 1916 in Lincoln County Hospital of wounds received on the Somme; he was 22 years old. Their older brother, Herbert, probably served in the RAMC (52085 Corporal). At the time of Richard and Charlotte's own deaths in the 1930s they were living at 30 Abingdon Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham. John's father died on 10 June 1937 and his mother on 2 January 1939. His surviving brother Herbert died in 1969 aged 79 and his sister Ada died unmarried in 1973 aged 81.
26 Apr 1918
21
513663 - CWGC Website
266176
Private
1/6th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Enlisted and served in 1st/7th Notts and Derby (Robin Hoods) from February 1915 until February 1918 (CWGC). He is buried in Fouquieres Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France
Nottingham Post notice (abridged) 3 May 1918: 'Walters. Killed in action April 26th, Private Arthur Cyril Walters, Sherwood Foresters, age 21, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Walters, Cemetery Lodge, Wilford Hill. Father, mother, sister, brother Herbert.' Inscription on headstone, Lenton (Holy Trinity) churchyard: In loving memory of Rifleman John Harold Walters, Post Office Rifles, who died of wounds received on the Somme, November 7th 1916, aged 22 years. Second son of RJ and C Walters. ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.’ Also of our youngest son, Private ARTHUR CYRIL (Robin Hoods) aged 21 years, killed in action 24th April 1918, and buried in the Military Cemetery Fouquieres, les Bethune, France. ‘In God’s own keeping.’ Probate: Walters. Richard Job of 30 Abingdon-road West Bridgford Nottinghamshire died 10 June 1937 Probate Nottingham 21 June to Herbert Edward Walters estate agent. Effects £682 16s. 8d. Probate: Walters Charlotte of 30 Abingdon-road West Bridgford Nottinghamshire died 2 January 1939 Probate Nottingham 16 January to Herbert Edward Walters estate agent. Effects £571 7s. 1d.
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  • Headstone Holy Trinity churchyard, Lenton.  Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Arthur Cyril Walters - Headstone Holy Trinity churchyard, Lenton. Photograph Rachel Farrand