Private Felix Alfred Walter

Thank you to Margaret Dennis for the following research.

Felix Alfred Walter was born in 1884 in Lillingstone, Buckinghamshire, the son of William and Elizabeth (nee Velvick) Walter.

In 1891, the family were living at Holmdale, Pilland Street, Holmbury St. Mary. William was working as a gardener and caretaker. Elizabeth was at home looking after their children, Horace (17, garden boy), Felix (7), Olive (5) and Lillian (1). The family also employed a servant, John Major.

In 1901, Felix was living and working at Burford Bothy in Mickleham. He was employed as a gardener.  In 1911, Felix had moved to Cheshire and was living and working at The Bothy Cholmondeley Gardens, Malpas, Cholmondeley. He was the Foreman of the Gardens.

In early 1916 Felix married Evelyn Hannah Manning, a farmer’s daughter from Cheshire. They were both living in Cholmondeley at the time of the marriage.

Felix enlisted into the 2nd/5th Battalion  (Notts and Derby Regiment) Sherwood Foresters at Whitchurch, Shropshire. He was given the Regimental number 65014.

On September 29th 1917, Felix died of his wounds in Belgium and was buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, plot VIII. E. 5.

Born Lillingstone, Buckinghamshire
Son of William and Elizabeth Walter of Holmdale, Pilland Street, Holmbury St. Mary
Husband of Evelyn Hannah Manning of Cholmondeley, Cheshire
Regiment 2nd/5th Battalion,(Notts and Derby Regiment) Sherwood Foresters
Number 65014
Date of Death 29th September 1917
Place of Death Near Ypres, Belgium
Cause of Death Died of wounds
Age 33
Cemetery Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium
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