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  • Able Seaman William Walters , Royal Naval Division. 
Courtesy of the Worksop Borough Roll of Honour
Person Details
East Drayton, Notts
William Walters married Emily Boulter at Retford in 1883. They moved to East Drayton, Notts where they had three children, Robert born 1885, William born 1887 and George born 1890. The family at this time was resident at Low Street, East Drayton with William senior earning his living as an agricultural labourer. About 1891/2 the family moved to Worksop where the family head was now working on a threshing machine. They had two more children born in Worksop, Marion in 1893 and Emily in 1898 before William senior died in 1909 age 46. His son, William, mar-ried in 1909 to Annie Elizabeth Carnell of Worksop and took residence of 56 Netherton Road. They a had a child, George William in 1910.
07 Mar 1918
79635 - CWGC Website
Leading Seaman
Royal Naval Division
Leading Seaman W. Walters Worksop Guardian 22 March 1918 We regret to record the death from wounds of Leading Seaman William Walters, Royal Naval Division, husband of Mrs. Walters, 116, Netherton Road, Worksop, who died from wounds at No. 2 Stationary Hospital, France. Leading Seaman Walters, who was 31 years of age, joined the Forces in July, 1917, prior to which time he was employed as a tractor driver by Smith Brothers, Albion Mills, and formerly by the Worksop and Retford Brewery Co. He had also worked at Manton Colliery. He was a well known member of the National Deposit Friendly Society, and was well liked and respected. Much sympathy is felt with his widow and four children, the eldest of who is only four years old. His brother, Lance Corpl. George Walters, is Drill Instructor in the Lincolns, and his sister, Miss Marion Walters is serving with the W.A.A.C., in France. From letters Mrs. Walters has received it would appear that her husband died on March 7th, and that his end was quite painless. He was badly wounded on February 20th, and the Chaplain says, that they had great hopes that in spite of the dangerous character of his wounds he would pull through, but he collapsed and passed away as stated. He was interred in a small cemetery near the hospital. “He was given all we could give, and was laid to rest with the proper service. Bravely try and give your husband into God’s keeping, and let him rest there. All others send you their prayers and sympathy”. In one of his last letters home, Walter says that he was shot in the left leg and part of the first finger of his left hand was shot off”. “You must not trouble about me, as it is not all that dangerous. Unfortunately, haemorrhage set in with fatal results. The news of the writers death will be received with great regret by the deceased’s man’s many friends.
CWG Additional information:- Son of William and Emily Walters, of Worksop; husband of Annie Elizabeth Walters, of 116, Netherton Rd., Worksop, Notts. Buried in the Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Able Seaman William Walters , Royal Naval Division. 
Courtesy of the Worksop Borough Roll of Honour
    William Walters - Able Seaman William Walters , Royal Naval Division. Courtesy of the Worksop Borough Roll of Honour