Walter Richard Busbridge

First nameWalter Richard
InitialsW R
Birth TownMaidstone, Kent.
Resided TownMaidstone, Kent.
Date of Death18/11/1916
FateKilled 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.
Service NumberC/15563
Duty LocationFrance And Flanders
Campaign Medals
  • Victory Medal
  • British War Medal
  • Memorial Death Plaque Of WWI
ServiceBritish Army
RegimentBuffs (East Kent Regiment)
Battalion7th Battalion
  • 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

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