KENNETH ERNEST WILLIAM WOLTON

Images and extra information courtesy of Paul.

Born: November 1926, Holland-on-Sea, Essex.

Died: 10th April 1945; age: 19; KiA fighting the German’s near Hanover.

Residence: Ipswich.

 

Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 14443227.

Regiment: Rifle Brigade, 8th Battalion (Prince Consort’s Own) (2nd Battalion, The London Rifle Brigade).

 

Grave Reference:

15.H.18.

Hanover War Cemetery,

Hanover,

Lower Saxony,

Germany.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Ernest Frank & Evelyn May Wolton, of Ipswich.

 

Father: Ernest Frank Wolton, born October 1899, Little Clacton, Essex.

Mother: Evelyn May Wolton (nee Cook), June 1901, Ipswich.

A family Note: 

The story that we have always been told is that he was shot by a German sniper in the closing weeks of the war in Europe in April 1945 (VE Day was May 8th) as the Allies closed in around Germany. He was only 19. I don’t know how long he was enrolled for but as he is also listed on the Ransomes and Rapier War memorial I can only assume that he worked there before enlisting.
Ken was the second born of 7 siblings.

Kenneth is on the right with a colleague on the left. Unfortunately we don’t know the name of his colleague. 
I have no idea where the pictures were taken. 
Posted in Second World War

0 comments on “KENNETH ERNEST WILLIAM WOLTON
1 Pings/Trackbacks for "KENNETH ERNEST WILLIAM WOLTON"

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*