Walter is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 25th July 1880, 9, Plough Street, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Died: 1st September 1914; age: 34; KiA at Nery.

Occupation: Packer.

Enlistment Location: London; Date: 22nd December 1898.

Date of Entry Therein: 15th August 1914.


Rank: Paymaster Sergeant: Service Number: 32096.

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery, ‘L’ Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Nery Communal Cemetery,






1881   ‘Alexandra Court’ St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


Walter was 8 months old and living with his parents.

Thomas Fortune, 29, a Gunner – Royal Artillery, born Ireland.

Lavinia Ann Fortune (nee Dalby), 20, born Aldringham, Suffolk.


1891   Woolwich Arsenal, London.


Walter was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas, 40, a Gunner – Royal Artillery.

Lavinia, 30.

John Patrick Fortune, 8, born Ipswich.

Patrick Henry Thomas Fortune, 6, born Woolwich.

Edward Albert Victor Fortune, 4, born Aldershot, Hampshire.

Ellen Fortune, 2, born Woolwich.


1911   47, St. John’s Wood Terrace, London.


Walter was 30 years old, a Corporal for the Royal Horse Artillery. He was married and Head of the Household.

Rosa, 29.

Walter, 1 year & 1 month.


Walter’s mother, Lavinia died November 1893, Woolwich, London.


On the 3rd February 1906, at St. Margaret’s Church, Plumstead, Kent, 25 year old, Walter, a Bombardier for the Royal Horse Artillery, married 29 year old, Rosa Body, born October 1876, Plumstead. Both of 12, East Street, Plumstead.

They had 2 sons:

Walter Edward Fortune, born February 1910, St. John’s Wood, London.

Leslie William Fortune, born March 1913, Woolwich, London.


Soldiers’ Effects to Rosa Fortune – widow.

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