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Name:
Walter Heslop
Casualty No.:
Initials:
W
Service No.:
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Barnard Castle
Age at Death:
27
Ranks:
Lieutenant; 2nd Lieutenant
Unit:
15th Durham Light Infantry; 8th South Wales Borderers;
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Barnard Castle, 1 Coronation Street
Civilian Employment:
Cause of Death:
Malaria
Date of Death:
5-January-1918
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Darlington West Cemetery
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

Walter's death was particularly sad as it came on the eve of his marriage at Easter that year. The wedding was due to take place at his prospective wife's home in Darlington. 

He was home on leave after contracting malaria and being transferred to Alexandria.

Teesdale Mercury-10/04/1918: Local and other notes: Died on eve of marriage

Family Details:

Son of William and Ellen Heslop of 1 Coronation Street. 

William was a pensioner of the 2nd D.L.I. . Nearly all of the male members of the Heslop family served on the front during World War One, the Mercury reported this as being an "excellent record for a family". See article below for details. 

Teesdale Mercury-16/12/1914: Local and other notes: mention of service

Albert Heslop; John James Heslop; Thomas H Heslop; W Heslop

 

Notes:

At one stage, prior to the war, Walter had worked as a chemist's assistant in Doncaster.

He had been a corporal with the D.L.I. based for many years in Barnard Castle. In 1915 he spent his final leave at home before sailing for the front.

Walter was initially sent to Salonika with the Durhams and was later transferred to the Borderers. He disembarked in Malta in July 1916 after suffering from Dysentery but was said to be improving by August. Walter was due to transfer to the Indian Army at the time of his death in April 1918.

Teesdale Mercury-17/11/1915: Local and other notes: Sailed for the front

Teesdale Mercury-09/08/1916: Local and other notes: Sufferring from Dysentry

Teesdale Mercury-13/09/1916: Local and other news: Rumour of wounding incorrect

Teesdale Mercury 08.11.1916 - Page 5: Column 6

2nd Lieutenant W Heslop, Coronation Street - killed in action - Maybe a case of mistaken identity

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Sources:
First Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury; Last Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Teesdale Mercury 08.11.1916 - Page 5: Column 6; Private Individual; Teedalde Mercury; Unit: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Private Individual; Teedalde Mercury; Ranks: St Mary's Data; Teesdale Mercury 08.11.1916 - Page 5: Column 6; Private Individual; Teedalde Mercury; Home Address: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Teesdale Mercury 08.11.1916 - Page 5: Column 6; Private Individual; Date of Birth: St Mary's Data; Place of Birth: St Mary's Data; Age at Death: Private Individual; Cause of Death: St Mary's Data; Date of Death: St Mary's Data; Private Individual; Death Notice / Obituary: Teesdale Mercury; Buried: St Mary's Data; Private Individual; Family Details: Teesdale Mercury 18.12.1914; Notes: Teesdale Mercury 08.11.1916 - Page 5: Column 6; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Private Individual; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;