Denman, Walter Augustus

Dates: 1885 - 1919

War Service: Walter (Augustie) Augustus Denman served as a Corporal with the Royal Army Service Corps and his service number was S/25250. He served with the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front between 13th August 1914 and 11th September 1918 when he was discharged on medical grounds. He died on 4th August 1919, aged 34.

Location of Memorial: He is buried in Brockley cemetery, where his name is recorded on the screen wall listing those whose graves have no headstone.

Details: Walter August Denman was the Son of William and Annie Denman. He was born in Islington on 23rd April 1885 and was baptised on 21st May 1890 at All Saints Church, Islington. He attended Edward Street School in 1893 and at this time his family were living at 194 Grove Street.

Walter originally enlisted in the army on 29th August 1905. He was described as being 5ft 7 ½ inches tall and he weighed 135lbs. He had hazel eyes, brown hair and a fresh complexion. On his enlistment documents it was noted that he had lost some teeth but could chew sufficiently. He served until 28 August 1909 and then was recalled for active service 5th August 1914. He was finally discharged on 11th September 1918 as he was no longer physically fit for war service. By this time he had suffered from rheumatisms for 10 years.

He married Lucy Harriett Magor on the 3 June 1909 at St Nicholas', Deptford. They had five children William Augustus born on 31st December 1909, Lilian Maud born on 3rd August 1911, Arthur Henry born on 25th August 1913, George Marcus born on 14th October 1915 and Doris Irene born on 4th December 1917.

In 1911 he was recorded living at 5 Milton Court Road, New Cross with his wife Lucy and 15 month old son William Augustus. Walter was employed as a butcher.

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