Born: 1893, Stoke, Ipswich.
Died: 17th May 1915; age: 22; Died of Wounds.
Residence: 165, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.
Employed: from the 6th July 1914, with Great Eastern Railways, as a Permanent Way Labourer, at Ipswich.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Walter was a Soldier for the 4th Suffolks Territorials – when war broke out he volunteered for overseas service.
Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 1436
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr. J. Fitch, of 165, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.
Brother to GEORGE HENRY FITCH.
1901 17, Station Street, Ipswich.
Walter was 8 years old and living with his parents, siblings & cousin.
James Fitch, 48, a Skillful Labourer – Iron Foundry, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Frances Fitch (nee Mitchell), 53, born Pimlico, Middlesex.
Francis Edwin Fitch, 19, a Cigar Maker, born Ipswich.
Elizabeth Mary Fitch, 17, a Railway Pipeline Cleaner, born Ipswich.
George Henry Fitch, 11, born Ipswich.
Ethel May Fitch, 8, born Ipswich.
1911 165, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.
Walter was 18 years, a Butcher. He was living with his parents, siblings & cousin – who was now adopted by Walter’s parents.
James, 57, an Iron Borer – Engineer Foundry.
William, 27, a Platelayer.
George, 21, a Butcher.
Ethel, 18, Help at Home.
Soldiers’ Effects to James Fitch – father.
Walter is also remembered on the Great Eastern Railway war memorial, Liverpool Street Station, London.
GER Toll for the Brave.
Extra information courtesy of Keith Barker – Great Eastern Railway Society
Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion: