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Walter was a lime worker at Bullbridge. He was called up in 1916 at the age of forty-one as a driver with the RFA. In 1917 he was transferred to the Reserve following a hernia operation, and he was discharged in 1918. He worked as a quarryman at Crich for many years and later lived at Scarthin, Cromford.
Walter was called up for service on 4 November 1916 aged 41 an unmarried lime worker living at Prospect Terrace, Crich. His height was 5ft 3¾ and his father was Joseph Slack who was living at Scarthin, Cromford. He was posted to the Royal Field Artillery.
In September 1917 he was transferred to Class W (Army Reserve) from hospital after an hernia and varicocele operation. His disability was aggravated by riding whilst in training at Doncaster. He was finally discharged under Paragraph 392 on 14 December 1918.
The address on his correspondence was c/o Butterley Co Ltd, Bull Bridge Lime Works, Ambergate
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1911: Plaistow Green Farm, Crich
|Lucy Mary||Crookes||daughter||9||Plaistow Green|
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