Captain Harold Henry Walton
Captain Harold Henry Walton

Army Number : n/a

Battalion : 7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Awards : M.C. (Military Cross)

2nd Lieut. Temp Lieut: 7th (Robin Hood)  Battalion: London Gazette 2.10.1915, For conspicuous gallantry and energy on several occasions. On the night of July 30-31, 1915, at Sanctuary Wood, near Ypres, when ordered to re-occupy an advanced sap, he was heavily bombarded with trench mortars and rifle grenades, several of his men being killed and buried; but by his gallant conduct he kept his men in hand and held on to his position. Had the enemy been able to get a footing in it the defence of the next trench would have been very difficult. On the night of Aug 3-4, he led a patrol up an evacuated trench. It was not known if it was occupied by the enemy or not, and the information he brought back was of great value. Lieutenant Walton has frequently reconnoitred close up to the enemys trenches and obtained valuable information.:  As Acting Capt was Killed in Action 13.10.1915 by a German Bomb in Little Willie Trench at Hollenzollen Redoubt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Walton, of Chilwell Manor, Nottinghamshire.

Died : 13th October 1915, age 20.

Nottingham Evening Post 18th October 1915

Buried/Commemorated : Loos Memorial, France. Panel 87 to 89.

Loos Memorial, France.
No local memorial details.