Walter Dale

Walter Dale


CWGC record:


DALE, WALTER Private 202095 22/07/1917 35 Manchester Regiment United Kingdom I. J. 62. COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY

Son of Frederick and Martha Dale of Cheshire.  Husband of Lily Dale of Huxley, Chester



1891: Walter Dale aged 8, born Winsford, was with his parents Frederick and Martha Dale

1901: Walter Dale aged 16 grocer’s assistant born Winsford was a boarder with Robert David Edwards

at 9 High Street, Whitchurch


Walter Dale married Lily Dale 19081


1911 at Church Street, Kelsall:

Walter Dale          Head              aged 51                              Drug & Provision Dealer                                    born  Ashton

Claudia R Dale    Wife               aged 45                                                                                                                 Thirsk Yorkshire

Lily Dale                 Dau                aged 23                                                                                                                 Widnes  Lancs

Walter Dale         Nephew      aged 28                              Provision Dealer                                              Winsford

Son in law

Norman F Dale  Grandson   aged 2                                                                                                                     Kelsall

Harry B Dale       Son             aged 22                                   School Teacher                                                 Nantwich


[the age of Walter Dale here (28) fits with age of Walter Dale in CWGC record above (35 in 1917). It appears that Walter junior was both nephew of Walter senior and his son in law, having married the daughter Lily]


Medal Rolls card:

Walter Dale 202095 Manchester Regiment; awarded the Victory Medal and British War medal

No other military records found..


Soldiers who died in the Great War:

Walter Dale Private 202095 Manchester Regiment 2/5th Battalion, born Winsford, Residence: Huxley, Nr Chester, Killed in action 22.7.1917


He is buried at Coxyde Military Cemetery which is in West-Vlaanderen, Belgium; it lies just beyond the village of Koksijde on the N396


Chester Chronicle 11 August 1917:

‘DALE  In loving memory of my dear husband, Private Walter Dale, Manchester Regiment, late of Willington, near Kelsall, aged 34 years, who was killed in action in France July 21st 1917         Lily Dale’

[the date she quotes differs by one day to that in army records]



1               Marriage: June Q 1908 (Chester 8a 862)