Walter Gladwin Alflat


Submitted by John Alflat.

Walter was John’s grand father

He was Private 847 ‘D’ company, 12th Bn. York & Lancs Rgt. Born at Sheffield on 31/12/1895. Walter enlisted on 10/9/1914, serving for 1 year and 316 days before being Honourably Discharged through shell shock. He died at Sheffield on 15/3/1957.


Walter Gladwin Alflat, on the left in the doorway

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Front row from the left, 12/976 Pte H G Kidney, unknown, 12/889 Pte C F Chamberlain,
2nd row sitting, 2nd from left, 12/953 pte H Hickson.
Standing extreme left, 12/965 Pte W Hutton.
Standing in centre of door
with rolled sleeves and crossed arms, 12/1042 Pte N Scaife.
Standing in doorway on left, 12/847 pte W G Alflat, centre 12/1040 Pte R Sanderson.
Standing to right of door 12/1022 Pte O Price.


Another photo of Walter "X"

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Walter Alflat

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Medical and attestation postcard

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Walter's Bible

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Text by John Alflat: France - Serre - The memorial to the 12th York & Lancaster Regiment (the Sheffield City battalion). we took our Grandads bible which he had with him here in 1916. It contains the signatures of some of his friends in the 12th Battalion (most of whom did not survive the conflict). Click Here for more information of the men mentioned in Walter's bible




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