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Offline weaver12

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Lance corporal Walter Pope 1/7th Battalion
« on: June 26, 2019, 02:41:43 AM »
Hi, Iam searching for details of the first World war service of my great-granfather Walter Pope  service number 1229. Ihave his medal card and details from the commonwealth war graves site. He was sent to Gallipoli and was killed in action on the 4th of June 1915 at the third battle of Krithia. What I would really like to know is the company he was in and wether he was in the terrotials before the war started or any other detailsof his service. Alsowould anyone know if his medals survived as my family does not have them. I would love to have a photograph of him during his army service even if it is one of the whole battalion. Many thanks.

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Re: Lance corporal Walter Pope 1/7th Battalion
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 01:49:47 PM »
Hi Weaver,
L/Cpl Walter Pope's Number was 2119.  Photo on this link https://www.cheshireroll.co.uk/soldier/?i=2978/2119-lance%20corporal-walter-pope
He was originally on the Missing List - MEN 15/7/1915 resident Keepers Cottage, Birtels, Macclesfield.
Presumed Killed List - MEN 5/10/1915 resident Albert Square, Brook's Bar.
SDGW says he was born Stockport and resident Chelford.  His widow, Gertrude received Walter's Effects.  They had run an off-licence in Reddish in 1911. Daughter Florence.
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Re: Lance corporal Walter Pope 1/7th Battalion
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2019, 04:41:03 AM »
Thanks for the information,Tim. I will follow it up.