Walter Hugh Prestidge

Walter Hugh Prestidge’s father Walter aged 20, a shoemaker, born West Haddon, married Esther Alice Gurney, aged 19, born Spratton, on 16th November, 1868. They had five children, daughters Edith Eliza, baptised 7th November, 1869 and Esther Ada, baptised 7th September, 1879 and three sons Samuel Henry baptised 5th July 1874, Walter Hugh baptised 3rd June, 1877 and Edmund Gurney, baptised 1st February, 1881.

Walter Hugh Prestidge (aged 28) married Alice Gertrude Adams in Daventry on 24th January, 1905.

The 1911 Census shows Walter Prestidge aged 34 employed as a domestic servant living with his wife Alice aged 29 and their son Arthur aged 5.

Parish Records show the Baptism of Arthur (George William Arthur) Prestidge on 4th February, 1906.

The records also show the Baptism of Nancy Mabel Prestidge on 20th November, 1912.

I did not find military records in respect of a Walter Prestidge. On his death on 28/8/1946 however he was buried in St George’s Cemetery, Islington, Ontario, Canada, a military cemetery, under “Circumstances of Casualty”. His military rank was given as Sergeant, 3rd Battalion and his army number as 9326.

(Jim Blakey 20th December, 2015)