Sanby, Walter B

Walter Blake Sanby, Private 53122, 3rd Bn. Worcestershire Regiment
Killed in action 26th April 1918 in Belgium, aged 19

 

EARLY LIFE

Formerly (Lce. Cpl.) Queen’s Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcester Yeomanry). Wounded and missing at Kemmel Ridge 26 April, 1918.

Son of Herbert Ewen Sanby and Bertha Wright Sanby (nee Gleave), of “West Bank,” Park Lane, Macclesfield. Student at Holmes Chapel Agricultural College.

Born at Alderley Edge in 1898, Walter was educated at Macclesfield Grammar School. After leaving school in 1915, he went on to study at Holmes Chapel Agricultural College.

 

WW1 SERVICE

Walter enlisted in Middlewich, Cheshire.

Walter was reported to be wounded and missing at Kemmel Ridge on 26 April 1918 and it was later assumed that he had been killed in action on that date.

 

COMMEMORATION

Private Walter Sanby has no known grave and is commemorated on panel ref. 75 to 77 at Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Walter Sanby, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

Locally, Private Walter Sanby is commemorated on the Macclesfield Park GreenTown Hall, St George’s Street Baptist Church and Macclesfield Grammar School war memorials.

 

 

 

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SOURCES

Soldiers Died in the Great War (Find My Past)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Lives of the First World War website

 


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