Wars Last Goodbyes
Individual Record

St David Little Dewchurch

Inscription

In

Loving memory of

Walter

2nd Batt. S. W. B.

Eldest dearly beloved son of

Thomas & Annie Dallow

Who died April 18 1917

Aged 29 years

Wounded in the Battle of Arras and Torpedoed

My country called I answered

In death O Lord abide with me

The cross which used to sit upon it now lies adjacent with a very fire carving

His father Thomas was a mason - was it Thomas, his father's work?

Place of Inscription

St David Little Dewchurch

Herefordshire

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Walter Thomas

Dallow

1887

Little Dewchurch, Herefordshire

18th April 1917

Died from exposure within sight of England after being rescued from the water when the SS Donegal, a hsopital ship taking Walter and other wounded service personnel and medics back to Southampton was torpedoed by a German U-boat off the English coast (29 wounded men drowned and 12 crew). Water was lying wounded in a cot in the ship with a spinal injury

29

St David's graveyard, Little Dewchurch, Herefordshire

First World War

Corporal

111th Company Machine Gun Corps

2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers

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First World War

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