Private Walter Henry Peters

Thank you to Patricia Brazier for the following research.

Walter was born on 6th November 1898 and baptised at the Parish Church in Dorking on 19th February 1899. His parents are John George, a bootmaker and Rachel (nee Goff).

In the 1901 census, his family are living in Cotmandene Square in Dorking. Walter has three siblings, Ellen born in 1893, John J born in 1895 and Beatrice born in 1901. When the 1911 census was taken the family is still living in Cotmandene Square. Walter is attending St. Martins Church of England School, he now has more siblings; Daisy Lilian aged 8, Sidney Albert aged 6 and Victor Ernest aged 4. His sister Ellen is working as a Kitchen maid at the Red Lion Hotel in Dorking.

Walter joined the 1st Battalion, The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment with the number G/25230.

His date of death is given as 13th April, 1918. The Queens were defending the village of Meteren in Northern France. Walter’s body was recovered from an unmarked grave and identified by his cap badge and disc. He was reburied in The Canadian Cemetery No 2 in Neuville-St. Vaast.

His younger brothers; Sidney Albert and Victor Ernest both served with the Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment after the First World War.

Born Dorking, Surrey
Lived Dorking, Surrey
Son of John George and Rachel (nee Goff)
Regiment 1st Battalion. The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment
Number G/25230
Date of Death 13th April 1918
Place of Death Meteren, Northern France
Cause of Death Killed in Action
Age 19
Cemetery Canadian Cemetery, No. 2, Neuville-St. Vaast, France