Walter Gammage


Walter Gammage

Killed In Action

Parish Records show the baptism of Walter Gammage on 30/3/1884.   His parents are shown as Edwin and Sarah.

The 1891 Census shows the Gammage family living in West Haddon.   Walter, then aged 7 was living with his parents Edwin aged 53, an agricultural labourer, born Teeton, Northants, his mother Sarah aged 48, born West Haddon, his five brothers, Thomas(28), William(27), Alfred(22), John(20) and Albert(14), and his sister Florence(10).

No trace of the family could be found in the 1901 Census.

Only Walter‘s mother Sarah appears in the 1910 Census.   She was then living alone in West Haddon, aged 69, her husband Edwin having died in the fourth quarter of 1910, aged 74.   He was buried in West Haddon on 2/11/1910.   Walter‘s name does not appear in the 1910 Census.

Walter Gammage was killed in action  in the Western European Theatre, France and Flanders Field on 13 May, 1918.   The record of his death shows: Lance Corporal, 6th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action. Son of Edwin and Sarah Gammage, of West Haddon, Rugby. Age: 34.

Acheux British Cemetery
Departement de la Somme
Picardie, France
Plot: Plot 1. Row C. Grave 27.

This photograph of Walter Gammage is copied from the Lattimore Memorial on display in All Saints Church, West Haddon
(Kevan Brassington fecit)Gamage Walter

walter gammage tombstone