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Walter West

Walter West

Private 4979344 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts and Derby Regiment 14th Bn.


Killed in Action 12 April 1944 : Aged 24

Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio - XII. H. 5

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Pte 4979344 Walter West was elder of two serving brothers, born and living in Huthwaite with parents at 25 Market Street. Both sons were employed at the Huthwaite Boot factory, until called up and separated into Army and Navy military duties.

Notts Free Press - 12th May 1944

Huthwaite Soldier Killed in Action


  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas West, of 25, Market Street, Huthwaite, have received a message from the War Office to the effect that their elder son, Pte. Walter West, Sherwood Foresters, has been killed in action in Italy.
  Pte. West was 24 years of age and had been in the Army over four years. He first saw active service in Dunkirk, after which he returned to England and was sent abroad again two years ago, attached to the Central Mediterranean Force. He was a lorry driver, an occupation he had acquired since joining up.
  An old pupil of the Huthwaite New Street School, Pte. West was also a scholar at the Huthwaite Parish Church Sunday School. He had been employed since leaving school at Messrs. Betts and Broughton's factory. His brother Sidney, aged 19, is a stoker in the Navy, and was called up over a year ago. He also was employed by Messrs. Betts and Broughton. Huthwaite natives, the brothers were born at 25, Market Street, where their parents have resided for 28 years.

20 Jul 12     by Gary Elliott       Updated 20 Jul 12