Private 14212 Walter Stevenson
2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Killed in Action: France and Flanders 1st July 1916, aged 27
- Buried: Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille, Somme, France Grave ref: II.E.4
- Awarded: 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals
- Son of Edward and Zillah Stevenson of 39 Piccadilly, Kingsbury
- Husband of Lillian Stevenson [nee Collingwood]. Father to Joseph and Walter.
- NNWFHS Memorial: Kingsbury and Nether Whitacre
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1911 Census and Family History Information
- Born c1889 in Glascote
- Employed as a Coal Miner at Kingsbury Colliery
- Lived at 14 Sycamore Cottages, Whitacre Heath
- Married 3 Jun 1911 at Kingsbury
Information about Walter's service - Courtesy Whitacre Digital Archive.
After the start of the Great War, Walter enlisted at Mansfield in the Leicestershire Regiment, but was later transferred to the 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Walter arrived in France in February 1915 and in September the Tamworth Herald reported that Lance-Corporal W. Stevenson, of the 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment, had been wounded and was now in Southport infirmary. After being in hospital for six months Walter went home for ten days leave before returning to his Battalion in March 1916.
On the morning of 1st July 1916 – 1st day of the Battle of the Somme - Walter’s Regiment were in position in the trenches opposite the village of Ovillers. At 7.30 am the Regiment attacked. The day was to cost the Battalion 32 killed, 311 wounded, 92 missing and 28 reported as wounded & missing. More.....
Appeal for Information in Birmingham Gazettete