During the 9.30am and 11.00am Holy Communion Services on Sunday 28th October 2018, we shall remember another of the 33 men listed on the carved memorial in St Michael’s Church, Elmwood Road.
Stanley Northcote Walter was born in early 1891, however his mother died soon after. His father married again later that year and a half sister, Marjorie Vyvian was born in 1893. The family moved from Hammersmith to 59 Ellesmere Road, Chiswick between 1901 and 1911.
By 19th August 1913, he would appear to have enlisted with the British South African Police, which suggests he must have emigrated between 1911 and 1913. He entered the theatre of war in the areas of East Africa, Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia on 3rd October 1915. He died of pneumonia on 26th October 1918 at Salisbury, Rhodesia and is buried in the Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.
By 1921, his father and stepmother lived at 7 Cedars Road and remained there until their deaths in 1946 and 1943 respectively. His half-sister Marjorie married Walter Lewis Hanks at St Michael's Church on 23rd April 1921.
More can be read about the men on the Roll of Honour memorial inside St Michael's Church in the Heroes of Chiswick booklet ‘Commemorating St Michael’s Church’s WW1 Soldiers’ with their stories of those who lost their lives in 1918 being told on pages 13 to 14 and 15. Please use the contact us page to ask for one of the booklets which we will post to you.