The men

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T W Y

BATCHELOR, WALTER

 

Rank:                              Lance Corporal

Service No:                   4915269

Date of Death:               17/09/1944

Age:                                23

Regiment/Service:       Royal Armoured Corps

                                       "C" Sqn. 15th/19th The King's                                          Royal Hussars

Grave Reference:        II. A. 17.

Text on stone:              Time cannot dim

                                       sweet memories

                                       of those years

                                       of beauty and love

Additional Information:

Son of Walter and Phoebe Batchelor; husband of Gladys Batchelor, of Rushden, Northamptonshire.

 

Walter Batchelor was born in march 1921. During the war he served as a crewmember of an tank from the 15th/19th Kings Royal Hussars. On the 17th of September 1944 his tank was part of an operation called “Market Garden”.  The 15th/19th Kings Royal Hussars were clearing the flanks for the Irish Guards during their race to reach Arnhem. Next to the road from Lommel, Belgium, toward Valkenswaard, Walter Batchelor his tank drove on two mines at the same time.

 

Walter just became a father of a daughter which he would never meet.

 

More info in the book “De weg naar Valkenswaard”.

 

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Medals of Walter Batchelor.

Mariage of  Walter Batchelor.

Cap badge and dogtag 

Of Walter Batchelor.

Bad news letter about the dead of Walter Batchelor

Walter Batchelor Sr.

 

Here rest 222 men, we will remember them.