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Lieutenant, 4th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

Died 18th September 1918, age 31.

Buried at Hagle Dump Cemetery, Belgium.

Former member of the University Officer Training Corps.


 

Walter was the eldest son of Thomas Henry Stott of Didsbury. He was born in 1886 at Manchester and educated at Longsight Grammar School. When war broke out he was a cotton saleman. From November 1915 to January 1916 he was a member of the University Officer Training Corps and he was commissioned in September 1916, possibly serving with the Artists Rifles in ther ranks before that. The 1922 Roll of Service says he was part of 23rd Battalion Manchester Regiment, attached Cheshire Regiment, which differs from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records. He was killed near Ypres in September 1918. He left effects worth £468 17s to his wife, Mary.