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Name:
George William Walton
Casualty No.:
Initials:
G W
Service No.:
1693 (DLI); 24289 (Machine Gun Corps)
Date of Birth:
7-January-1878
Place of Birth:
Middleton-in-Teesdale
Age at Death:
40
Ranks:
Lance Corporal
Unit:
Durham Light Infantry, 6th Battalion; Machine Gun Corps, 51st Battalion
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
3 Wesley Terrace, Middleton in Teesdale
Civilian Employment:
Mill Feeder Whinistone Stone Quarry
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Date of Death:
23-January-1918
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Soissons Memorial, Picardy, France
Buried:
Soissons Memorial, Picardy, France
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Family Details:

Married to Mary Elizabeth Lee, together they had five children - Margaret Eliza, Greta, George William, Laura and Hilda. 

Notes:

He was amongst the first men from Middleton-in-Teesdale to enlist, and left for France in April 1915. The Teesdale Mercury reports him visiting home on leave in September 1915.  

 

George was seriously wounded whilst in the Somme in 1916 (Teesdale Mercury reports this as 1917). In March 1917 the Teesdale Mercury reports him visiting home after having been in hospital in Ireland suffering from wounds in his legs. They were the result of a shell bursting on his machine gun.

 

He returned to France in April 1918 serving with the Machine Gun Corps and was promoted to Lance Corporal. He died near Soissons at the Second Battle of Aisne. 

 

Teesdale Mercury-09/09/1914: Upper Dales notes: Small boy knocked down

Teesdale Mercury-05/05/1915: Upper dale notes: In service

Teesdale Mercury-29/09/1915: Upper dale notes: On Leave

Teesdale Mercury-28/03/1917: Upper dale notes: On leave after wounding

Teesdale Mercury-22/10/1919: Notes from the higher dales: Service to dedicate marble tablet

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