Wiltshier, W J
WALTER JOHN WILTSHIER
Remembered with honour Roclincourt Military Cemetery: Plot II, Row D, Grave 17.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 110509 Royal Army Service Corps. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 25 June 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Walter’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Walter and the late Georgina/Eugenia (nee GALBRAITH) WILTSHIER of Bow, London; husband of Clara Madeline Elizabeth (nee D’ARCY) WILTSHIER of Watford.
His parents married 14 May 1883 at St Mary’s, Islington, London. Georgina died 1912 in the Poplar, London, district aged 48; Walter died 1931 in the Islington district aged 69.
Walter was born 23 February 1884 in Islington, and baptised 25 May 1884 at St Mary’s, Islington. He married 24 March 1910 at St Mary’s, Watford; they had three children. Clara never remarried, and died 14 January 1975 in Croxley Green, Herts, aged 88.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 7 he lived in Islington, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, a printer’s machine minder aged 17, he lived in Bow, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a letterpress printing machine minder aged 27, he lived in Watford, with his wife and one child.
Date of death13/08/1917
Age at death33
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)