Lance Corporal Jarvis Walters
Sherwood Foresters Badge

Army Number : 8749

Battalion : 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Son of William and Mary Ann Walters.

Extract from 1st Battalion War Diary 22nd November 1914 - near Richebourg, France.

"Germans again shell trenches. Captain CAMPBELL, Lance Corporal WALTERS and Private PENN go out to reconnoitre a house in the enemy's position which has been giving us a lot of trouble, it is full of marksmen who are continually worrying the trenches, ration parties etc. Captain CAMPBELL was killed close by Lieutenant DILWORTH, Lance Corporal WALTERS was killed near him. Private PENN managed to crawl back after first of all ascertaining that Captain CAMPBELL and Lance Corporal WALTERS were dead. Lieutenant SHERBROOKE with three sections rushed out to see if there was anything they could do, but Lieutenant SHERBROOKE was immediately wounded and the attempt failed. About 6 p.m. the Worcesters started to relieve the Battalion in the trenches, this was successfully completed by 10 p.m. after which the Battalion marched back to the old billets in the RED BARN".

Extract from 1st Battalion War Diary 25th December 1914 - near Richebourg, France.

"4.15 p.m. Company’s start leaving billets to relieve 2nd East Lancashire Regiment in "A" lines.
8.20 p.m. Relief completed. The quickest relief we have yet had, due to entire lack of fire and severe front of night 24/25th. An informal armistice was arranged between some of Germans opposite "A" lines and 2nd East Lancashire Regiment and during this time both sides collected the dead in front of the trenches. Lieutenant DILWORTH's and Lance Corporal WALTERS bodies were recovered and buried, the former, at these Headquarters at night".


Died : 22nd November 1914, age 31.

Buried/Commemorated : Le Touret Memorial, France. Panel 26 and 27.

Le Touret Memorial, France.
No local memorial details.