ALDINGTON Walter John C
Service number : W0
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 27th March 1920
Memorial : Stourbridge War Memorial
Credits : Transcribed and researched by The Black Country Society.
Walter Aldington was born in Edgbaston and had moved to 6 Brook Street, Stourbridge, by 1901. He worked as a clerk in an auctioneer’s office and then as an insurance agent. He married Florence in June 1914 and they lived at ‘Wychbury View’, Corser St., Oldswinford. He enlisted in November 1915 and joined the Garrison Artillery. After active service which probably included action during one of the German offensives in the Spring of 1918 he was admitted to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, on 13th June 1918 suffering from tuberculosis. He returned home to Stourbridge and was entitled to the Silver War Badge but died on 27th March 1920 of tuberculosis. He was 34 years of age and he is buried in Stourbridge Cemetery, grave B 345. His name is not included on the Commonwealth War Graves database. He is also commemorated on the Stourbridge Methodist Church Memorial.