MAWMAN, Walter


Rank: Private

Year of death: 1917

Date of birth: 1886

Date of death: 21/1/1917

Place of death: Mesopotamia

Service number: 25970

Regiment: 5th Wiltshire Regiment


Cemetery location: Section M

Where remembered?: Buried Amara War Cemetery

Biographical Information

Walter was born in Scarborough, son of George and Mary Ann of 7 Rothbury Street. He worked as a bricklayer. He served in Mesopotamia, as did his brother Harold. Walter died of wounds, whilst Harold died of heatstroke.
The Scarborough Mercury 9/2/1917 reported “News has been received by Mr George Mawman, now residing in Leeds, late of 7 Rothbury Dtreet, that his son, Private Walter Mawman, Wiltshire Regiment, has been killed in Mesopotamia. Private Mawamn used to live at 6 Britannia Street. He died on Sunday January 21st from gunshot wounds in the head. He was a member of the National Reserve Band, and by trade a bricklayer in the employ of Mr G Johnson, Ramshill Road. mr Mawman has five sone, and four are now in the army. His brother, Mr W Mawman, 7 Spring Bank, has four sons and one son-in-law serving”

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