Walter Warren

294, Sergeant, 28th Battalion, London Regiment (Artists Rifles).

Killed In Action on the 27th November 1914 aged 37.

Sergeant Walter Warren

Walter was the son of Henry & Clara Warren of Rockleaze, Stevenage. He joined the Volunteer Force on the 23rd January 1900 as a member of the 28th London Regiment. The Territorial and Reserve Forces Act  of 1907 combined the previously civilian-administered Volunteer Force, with the Militia and Yeomanry to become the Territorial Army.  Walter was re-engaged into the Regiment on the 28th April 1908 and attended the Regiments Annual Camps until he was embodied into the Army on the 5th August 1914, the day after the Great War broke out.

He was posted to Belgium on the 26th October had only been serving overseas for a month when he was killed by Shellfire whilst digging trenches by the Brewery Inn in Neuve Eglise, Belgium.

Walter is buried in the Neuve Eglise Cemetery, Belgium. (N.2.)

His headstone is heavily weathered and much of the detail has vanished.

Medal Entitlement: Territorial Efficiency Medal, 1914 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal.

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