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Father: William Walters, born in 1869 at Smalley, Derbyshire and working as a goods porter. Mother: Mary Elizabeth Walters, nee Lane, born in 1864 in Nottingham, and working as a lace frilling machinist. Sister: Elsie, born in 1899 in Nottingham.The family lived at 3 Hooton Terrace, Castle Street, Sneinton, Nottingham. George Walters emigrated to Melbourne, Australia before the war.
George Everett Walters worked as a lace warehouse packer.
29 Sep 1918
238733 - CWGC Website
Australian Infantry (AIF)
Private Walters enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 10/07/1915. He trained with the 6th Infantry Battalion, but on 15/03/1916 he was transferred to the 57th Battalion. He embarked on the transport 'Transylvania' at Alexandria, Egypt after arriving there earlier. The battalion reached Marseilles on 23/06/1916, and were soon in action. On 15/07/1916 he sustained a severe gunshot wound to his right buttock and was admitted to 30th A.T. Field Hospital at Wimereux on 17/07/1916. Two days later he was sent to England on the hospital ship 'St. Andrew.' He was admitted to the 3rd General Hospital, Wandsworth. Unfortunately he later developed tuberculosis and was admitted to hospital at Hurdcott on 15/11/1916. The situation was not helped when after recovering he was sent to hospital at Bulford on 10.02/1917 suffering from venereal disease. It was not until 09/05/1917 that he embarked at Folkestone and returned to France. He was again wounded on 17/09/1917 but recovered sufficiently to rejoin his unit. As the Allied armies advanced and smashed through the Hindenburg Line he was involved in the fighting north of the St Quentin Canal and was killed in action. He was buried at Bellicourt British Cemetery (1. E. 16)
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