Sergeant
Walter Hircock

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About Walter

  • Name
    Walter
  • Initials
    W
  • Surname
    Hircock
  • Date of Birth
    25 April 1888
  • Birth town
    Laxton, Northamptonshire
  • Resided town
    Laxton, Northamptonshire
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
    English
  • Place of death
    Abingdon, Oxfordshire
  • Date of death
    1972
  • Married
    yes
  • Occupation
    Domestic Service Footman

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
    12738/4792642
  • Rank
    Sergeant
  • Regiment
    Lincolnshire Regiment

Biography

Sergeant Walter Hircock served with the 7th and 2nd Battalions Lincolnshire Regiment.  He was born in Laxton, Northamptonshire in 1888 where his father Frederick was a gamekeeper.  He had five brothers and sisters, all born in Laxton.

In 1911, aged of 24, Walter was employed as a footman at Woolsington Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne. The Head of House was Charles Loraine Bell (74), retired civil servant, and the house had fourteen servants.

Walter’s service history could not be located but from his medal card it is known that he embarked for France in July 1915, with the Lincolnshire Regiment.  For more information on the 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment please see http://bit.ly/2mQIz78.  Walter was awarded the 1915 Star, British War and Allied Victory medals.

Walter married Sarah Rough in 1918, at Laxton.  We believe they had two children, William Frederick, born in 1923 near Ripon and Alice, born 1928, in the Laxton area.  During World War Two, William served as a spitfire pilot, sadly he was shot down and killed in June 1944, he is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.  Alice married and moved to Abingdon, Oxfordshire in 1966, where Walter also died in 1972 aged 84.

Is Walter a relative of yours?  Please get in touch if you can tell us more.

 

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