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Person Details

COVENTRY, Walter James

Memorials

Name: Dedworth and Clewer Dedworth Road, Windsor
NIWM Ref: 7942
RBWM Ref: WM114

Person Details

Date of birth: 1/1887
Place of birth: Clewer Village
Gender: Male
Date of death: 06/09/1917
Place of death: Kemmel, Ypres, Belgium
Manner of death: Killed in action
Age at death: 32
CWGC Ref: 449090
TWGPP Ref: 1163886
Address: 80 Gardners Cottages Vansittart Road Windsor
Address: 1 Gardners Cottages Vansittart Road Windsor
Address: 73 Gardners Cottages Vansittart Road Windsor

Military details

Joined: Transferred
Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment
Rank: Private
Service Number: 29595
Joined: Transferred
Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Rank: Private
Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: Dorsetshire Regiment
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12110

Relatives

Father James COVENTRY
Mother Anne COVENTRY
Sister Alice COVENTRY
Sister Edith COVENTRY
Brother Arthur COVENTRY

Additional information

Walter was killed whilst on a working party with the 202nd Company Royal Engineers. The working party was killed by shell fire near Kemmel according to the Wiltshire Regiment war diary. He was buried in the Cabin Hill Cemetery, Heuvelland West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, grave reference B 14.
Walter was the son of James and Anne Coventry of 80, Gardeners Cottages in Windsor. He had two sisters, Alice and Edith and a brother called Arthur. According to the census Walter had been a gardener by trade and a general labourer before the War.

Resources

Summary: Date of Death
Commonealth War Graves record death as being on the 8th September 1917.

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