WOODSTOCK REMEMBERS

SERVICE RECORD

Names
Surname
MORLEY
Forname(s)
Walter Jack
Birthplace
Woodstock. Baptised 23rd May 1890 (Parish register)
Family
Parents
Frederick Henry, a blacksmith and Louisa Clifton
Siblings
We had thought he was the second of four sons but have since discovered he had a sister. (1911 Census)
Robert, Walter, Arnold, and Nancy
Address(es)
Hensington without (1901 Census) Cliftonville, Woodstock CWGC 1921
Occupation
Walter worked for the Post office (1911 Census)
Service

Rank: Lance Corporal

Number: 495886

Regiment: Royal Engineers

Death
Walter enlisted in 1912, so must have seen considerable service before discharge as unfit in November 1918. He died 17th January 1921 aged 30 at home from wounds received in Gaza.
Burial
Commonwealth War Graves/Memorial Hensington Cemetery, Woodstock Ref: K A 172 Total identified casualties 14 Inscription reads TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF A BELOVED SON WALTER JACK MORLEY SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR WITH THE BERKSHIRE YEOMANRY DIED AT HOME JANUARY 17TH 1921 AT HOME FROM WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION (?) AT GAZA PALESTINE AGED 30 YEARS

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Researched by: Alice Hipkiss
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Oxfordshire/Woodstock.html
Ancestry, 'Photos credit of CWGC'. Commonwealth War Grave Commission, Photo of Cross at Hensington Cemetery, credit Joanne Onions Woodstock Local collection, Woodstock (Parish magazine) Oxfordshire County Museum, Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock,
Local Historian Patricia Crutch.