Rank: Private 16675
Regiment or Ship: 2nd Battalion Scots Guards
Service Number(s): 16675
Occupation: Employed at Messes. Wickens, Sackville Road, Bexhill on Sea.
Date of Birth: 1899
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Cork, Ireland.
Date of Death: 01.10.1919
Place of Death: Isolation Hospital, Grays, Essex. Place of Burial / Memorials:
1) Bexhill Cemetery plot EFH21.
2) St Andrew’s Church Memorial.
3) Bexhill Town Memorial.
4) St Mary Magdalene’s Church Memorial.
Walter is commemorated in Bexhill Cemetery with a War Graves Commission headstone.
Address: 8 Windsor Road, Bexhill on Sea
Photos and newspaper articles
Parents:- Walter Stevens, born 1867 in Bexhill, died 1959, and Ann Stevens, born 1873 in Willingdon, Sussex, died 1939. In 1911 Walter was working as a Postman and he was a Naval Pensioner. W0204 STEVENS Walter
N.B. In 1911 the family were living at 14 Reginald Road, Bexhill on Sea, but by 1919 had moved to 8 Windsor Road.
First World War Experience
Unfortunately, Walter’s service records have not survived and the only item we have on him – apart from his regiment, rank and number is a notice in the Bexhill Chronicle dated 11th October, 1919 of his funeral. From this article, click on link to read full details, it would seem that Walter enlisted about 1917. Funeral details