Walter George Alvis

Memorial: Kingswood - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps

Medals: 1914–15 Star, Army Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Sergeant S/24518

Parents: Herbert and Emily Alvis

Marital status: Married

Home address: London Street, Kingswood, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Butcher

Date of birth: 1887

Place of birth: Bitton, Bristol

Date of death: 07/04/1919

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France and commemorated on Kingswood Holy Trinity Memorial, Kingswood Methodist Memorial and Kingswood High Street Boys School Memorial

Age: 31

Further information:

18th Div. Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps.

Walter was born in Bitton, the son of a domestic groom. He was the youngest of two brothers and attended Kingswood Boys School. Walter’s father died in 1910 and his widowed mother adopted a little girl. Walter married Florence Blanche Milsom at the end of 1918 but sadly died shortly afterwards. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 1919. The cause of his death is not known but he only lived for five months after hostilities had ended. The cemetery where Walter is buried is the largest CWGC cemetery in France. It is located near Boulogne on the former site of a large military hospital complex used by the Allies during the First World War.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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