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Walter was the youngest of Walter and Constance’s three children. His father, Walter, worked for Messrs. Bulloch Brothers and Company in Rangoon. Following his death in 1897 the family returned to England eventually settling in Shortlands.
He was educated at Stubbington House, Fareham, Hants and Uppingham from 1912, leaving the latter in December 1915 he obtained a commission in the R.F.C. in May 1916.
Walter went to flying school at Oxford and from there to Brooklands. On 18th July, on arrival at Hounslow for a higher course of instruction, he was on a flight with Captain Charles d’Arcy Edmund Wentworth Reeve when their Henri Farman suddenly side-slipped from about 200ft, nose-dived into the ground and burst into flames.
Also remembered on his grave stone is his eldest brother Roger who had died 16 days earlier. They are both also on the war memorial for St Martin’s church Bedford.
Thank you to Uppingham School Archives for their assistance.
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