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AVANN, Walter Frederick


Name: Warner and Company Star Works - WW1 Board Star Lane, Knowl Hill, Maidenhead
NIWM Ref: 7888
RBWM Ref: WM162
Name: Knowl Hill Bath Road, Knowl Hill, Maidenhead
NIWM Ref: 7891
RBWM Ref: WM161

Person Details

Place of birth: Bexhill, Sussex
Gender: Male
Date of death: 03/07/1916
Place of death: Ovillers, France
Manner of death: Died of wounds
Age at death: 28
CWGC Ref: 545525
TWGPP Ref: 3304325
Address: Bay Tree Cottage Knowl Hill Common Knowl Hill

Military details

Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 17193


Father Alfred AVANN
Mother Ellenor AVANN
Brother William AVANN
Sister Mary Elizabeth AVANN
Brother Jack AVANN
Brother Alfred AVANN
Sister Clara AVANN

Additional information

He is remembered at Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France. The Battle of Albert took place at the time Walter died with fierce attacks at La Boisselle.
Walter's brother, William is also listed on the St Peter's memorial but no details can be found of his death. Walter worked in a tile making factory before joining up.

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