Walter Henry Charles Cave

Memorial: Mangotsfield - St James Place

Regiment: Dorset Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: 2nd Lieutenant

Parents: Sir Charles Henry and Beatrice Julia Cave (nee Williams)

Home address: Stoneleigh House, Clifton, Bristol. Lived at Rodway Hill House, Mangotsfield, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Student

Date of birth: 15/03/1895

Place of birth: Stoneleigh House, Clifton, Bristol

Date of death: 15/03/1915

Buried/Commemorated at: Ramparts Cemetery (D. 28), Lille Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Age: 20

Further information:

3rd Battalion, Dorset Regiment attached to 1st Battalion, Dorset Regiment

The Mangotsfield War Memorial, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and his grave's headstone all show Walter's rank as a Lieutenant whereas his Medals Index Card (MIC), 'Soldiers Died in The Great War', The London Gazette (the official journal of the British government) and the Army Medals Office all list him as a 2nd Lieutenant

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

National Archives, London Gazette, Western Daily Press, Bath Chronicle and Clifton Courier, Imperial War Graves Commission, Dorsetshire Regiment War Diaries, David Blackmore