Walter Rowbottom enlisted in the Worcesters before the outbreak of war in 1914 and his wife was Gertrude who lived at 3 Brooklands, Wordsley. He had probably served in the 1st Battalion of the Worcesters from 1914 until serious injury enforced return to the regimental depot. That would have meant front line fighting in the three battles of Ypres, the 1915 battles in Artois, the 1916 battles of the Somme and the retreats in the face of the 1918 German Spring offensives. Private Walter Rowbottom died at the Regimental depot on the 10th July 1918 and is buried in Wordsley churchyard (10 17) and commemorated on the Wordsley Memorial.
High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU
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