Remembered with honour Boulogne Eastern Cemetery: Plot III, Row C, Grave 7.
He enlisted at Southwark, Surrey, 6 June 1911, a clock repairer; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 12 August 1914, and died at No 14* General Hospital, Boulogne, of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Walter’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing (though his father’s did!).
There are articles about Walter in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 28 November 1914, and in the Watford Illustrated dated 7 August 1915.
Son of William Clark and Harriet (nee GULLIVER) COUPER of Watford.
His parents married 30 May 1890 at St Barnabas’, Pimlico, London. William died 13 June 1946 in Watford aged 84, and was buried 19 June in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Harriet died 31 March 1949 in St Alban’s, Herts, aged 82, and was buried 4 April, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Walter was born 24 March 1892 in Kensington, Middx, and resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, he is proving elusive. On the 1911 Census, a jeweller’s assistant aged 19, he was a boarder in Hoddesden, Herts.
Unit4th Company, 2nd Battalion
Date of death10/11/1914
Age at death22
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)