George Everett WALTERS

WALTERS, George Everett

Service Number: 3283
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, 1895
Home Town: Winchelsea, Surf Coast, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France., 29 September 1918
Cemetery: Bellicourt British Cemetery
Grave (1. E. 16) Personal Inscription A HEAVENLY RACE DEMANDS THY ZEAL AND AN IMMORTAL CROWN, Bellicourt British Cemetery, Bellicourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Winchelsea Wurdale WWI Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

18 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 3283, 21st Infantry Battalion
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 3283, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
29 Sep 1918: Involvement Private, 3283, 57th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

George's father, William Walters, was born in 1869 at Smalley, Derbyshire and worked as a goods porter. His mother, Mary Elizabeth Walters, nee Lane, was born in 1864 in Nottingham, and worked as a lace frilling machinist. His sister,Elsie was born in 1899 in Nottingham.The family lived at 3 Hooton Terrace, Castle Street, Sneinton, Nottingham.

He enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 10/07/1915. He trained with the 6th Infantry Battalion, and on 15/03/1916 he was transferred to the 57th Battalion. He embarked on the transport 'Transylvania' at Alexandria, Egypt.

The battalion reached Marseilles on 23/06/1916, and were soon in action. On 15/07/1916 he sustained a severe gunshot wound to his right buttock and was admitted to 30th A.T. Field Hospital at Wimereux on 17/07/1916. Two days later he was sent to England on the hospital ship 'St. Andrew.' He was admitted to the 3rd General Hospital, Wandsworth. Unfortunately he later developed tuberculosis and was admitted to hospital at Hurdcott on 15/11/1916. The situation was not helped when after recovering he was sent to hospital at Bulford on 10.02/1917 suffering from a disease. It was not until 09/05/1917 that he embarked at Folkestone and returned to France. He was again wounded on 17/09/1917 but recovered sufficiently to rejoin his unit. As the Allied armies advanced and smashed through the Hindenburg Line he was involved in the fighting north of the St Quentin Canal and was killed in action.

In memoriam published 29th September 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “WALTERS. – In loving memory of Pte. George Everett Walters, 57th A.I.F., fell in action Sept. 29th, 1918. Only those who have lost understand. – Loving mam, dad, and sister.”

He is remembered on the:-

Nottingham (Sneinton) - St Stephen's Church War Memorial as George Everitt Walters.

St Stephen's church, Dale Street, Sneinton, Nottingham. Triptych in church, dedication: 'Remember before God the men of this parish who fell in the Great War 1914-1918. The Lord of Peace himself give you peace, 2.Thess.3.16'. The triptych was designed by Cecil G Hare at a cost of £35; it was dedicated on Armistice Day 1927. There is a Calvary Cross in churchyard (WMA59059), dedication: The inscription on the bargeboards of the gable reads 'By thy cross and passion'; the inscription on the plaques around the faces of the plinth, 'In grateful memory of the men of Sneinton who fell in the Great War 1914-1918. To the honour and glory of the ever blessed Trinity.' There are no names on the Calvary Cross. The Calvary Cross was designed by Cecil G Hare at a cost of £300. It was unveiled on 20 May 1920 by Rev The Hon Robert Margill Dalyrymple MA, vicar of St Stephen 1902-1917. (Sources: Sneinton Parish Church History, Nevil Truman, 1946, The British Publication Co Ltd Gloucester. Nottinghamshire Archives, Acc 4766, PR,958: Order of Service for the unveiling and dedication of the Calvary Cross, 20 May 1920.) The Grade II Listed Calvary Cross was restored in 2006/2007 with the support of grants from English Heritage and the Wolfson Foundation and rededicated on 20 May 2007
Loggerheads War Memorial as Walters 3283

The board was in the Loggerheads pub, Narrow Marsh, together with a Calvary Cross (not original) on the outside wall, both erected by the then landlady at the time of the war. The board (not original) was transferred to Nottingham St Mary's church when the pub closed and sold. The board was rededicated on 11 November 2011.



Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Births Jun 1895  Walters George Everet Nottingham
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