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Lance Corporal 7218 Arthur WALTON of 3rd Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Died of Illness Monday 5th June 1916, Macclesfield, Cheshire, age 31

Home address:31 Union Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1885, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Jane Walton of 31 Union Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered:Gee Cross (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Cheshire,   North 19.791
Link to Hyde:Born in Hyde

From the Manchester Evening News, 2nd June 1916, page 4, column 5:

Death From Shell Shock
The death has occurred at Macclesfield of Lance-corporal Arthur Walton, formerly of the Shropshire Light Infantry, after a serious illness brought on by shell shock. His home was 31, Union Street, Hyde, and he was thirteen years in the Army, and was called up as a reservist when war broke out. He was discharged as time expired on February 11. He was a greengrocer at Shudehill market, Manchester.

Discharged from the military 11th February 1916 at Pembroke Dock, Wales.