1896 – 1917

Walter Cole was born circa1896 near Bottle Bridge in Wenham Parva (Little Wenham) Suffolk, he was one of nine children born to Walter Cole and Hanna Cole Nee Marjoram his siblings were, Agnes born 1880 followed by Frederick 1882 Gertrude 1884, Ellen and Sarah 1888, Albert 1891, Ethel 1892, Walter himself 1896 and John 1901. Walter Cole was born in Raydon Suffolk 28 June 1858 and His wife Hanna Marjarom born circa 1857 in Denington Suffolk, they married on 26 April 1880. At the time of Walters death they were living at 11 Queens Road Wenham Magna (Great Wenham) Suffolk.

As a child Walter was educated at Capel St Mary School and after leaving was employed as a House Boy in domestic service before the outbreak of war.

He enlisted in Harwich Essex and joined the 36 Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery as Gunner 132361 he died of wounds at No 20 Casualty Clearing Station France on 28 May 1917 he was 21 years old.

He is remembered in Sunken Rd Cemetery Boisleux St Marc his Memorial I.D.9. His name is also on a plaque at St John’s Church Gt. Wenham.

Walter was posthumously awarded:

  1. 1914 – 1918 British War Medal

  2. 1914 – 1919 Victory Medal

His Next of Kin would also have received the Memorial Plaque and Scroll

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