Walter Richard Busbridge

First Name:  Walter Richard 
Initials:  W R 
Surname:  Busbridge 
DOB:  Circa 1886 
Age:  30 
Birth Town:  Maidstone, Kent. 
Resided Town:  Maidstone, Kent. 
Nationality:  British 
Date of Death:  18/11/1916 
Fate:  Killed in Action when on 18/11/ 1916 the 7th Battalion advanced from the wood they had captured on  14th July in the Battle of the Somme. 
Information:  Parents: Mr. and Mrs. F. Busbridge of 175, Tonbridge Rd., Maidstone, Kent. Walter was a bootmaker  and dealer with his brother Frederick. Walter enlisted at Tonbridge. He was a bell ringer at the Church  of St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone. His father was an Asylum Attendant. The parents had 4 sons born  in Maidstone and they were all single in 1911. Frederick and Walter were bootmakers. The younger  brothers were Leonard born 1890, married at Selhurst and died in 1988. Herbert 1892-1975 
Rank:  Private 
Service Number:  C/15563 
Duty Location:  France And Flanders 
Campaign Medals:  Victory Medal  British War Medal Memorial Death Plaque Of WWI 
Service:  British Army 
Regiment:  Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 
Battalion:  7th Battalion 
Commemorated:  Britain on the Remembrance Board at the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone  Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt Grave Reference A 54 
On the Tower War Memorial at the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone
The plaque on the Choir Stalls at the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels. The May 1918 Parish Magazine tells us that ‘Mr Fred Busbridge, who was killed in action, had generously left £10 For a memorial to be placed in the Church to the members of the Choir who had served their country