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Walter, William Guy Ardagh (1888-1916)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.


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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.


Details: William Guy Ardagh Walter (1888-1916), born 7 August 1888 at Bunbury, Western Australia. Son of William Ardagh Gardner Walter and his wife Lucille Jane Thomson, of Wild Club, Perth, Western Australia, formerly of Bridgetown, Blackwood, Western Australia.


Attended Connaught House preparatory school, Weymouth, Dorset.


Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1902-July 1907; 6th form; 1st XV rugby football team 1905, 1906. Took part in the 1905 Sherborne Pageant


Worked at Kitson's Engineering Works, Leeds, 1908-1911.


Attended Leeds University, 1911-1913.


Worked for New South Wales Railways, Sydney, Australia, 1914-1915.


WW1, enlisted at Kalgoorlie Western Australia. 2nd Lieutenant in the Australian Field Force, 48th Infantry Battalion. Killed on the Somme on 5 August 1916.


Commemorated at:

Villiers-Bretonneux Memorial,%20WIL...


Leeds University war memorial.


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance. P. Walter donated £1 towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of Lt. W.G. Walter.


ANZAC service record

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