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BATCHELOR, WALTER

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Rank:
Service No:
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Regiment/Service:

Grave Reference:
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Lance corporal
4915269
17/09/1944
23
Royal Armoured Corps “C” Sqn. 15th/19th The King’s Royal Hussars
II. A. 17.
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 was the only crewmember of the tank that was killed.

Walter fought all the way through Normandy and just became a father of a daughter which he would never meet.

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

Mariage of  Walter Batchelor.

Medals of Walter Batchelor.

Cap badge and dogtag of Walter Batchelor.

Medals of Walter Batchelor.

Bad news letter about the death of Walter Batchelor

Cap badge and dogtag of Walter Batchelor.

Walter Batchelor Sr.