Walter Aldington was born in Edgbaston and had moved to 6 Brook Street, Stourbridge, by 1901. He was a member of the local Methodist church and worked as a clerk in an auctioneer's office and then as an insurance agent. He married Florence in June 1914 and they lived at 'Wychbury View', Corser Street, Oldswinford. He enlisted in November 1915 and joined the Royal Garrison Artillery. After much active service which probably included the German offensives in the Spring of 1918 he was admitted to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, on 13th June 1918 suffering from tuberculosis. He returned home to Stourbridge and was entitled to the Silver War Badge. He died on the 27th March 1920 of TB. He was 34 years of age and is buried in Stourbridge Cemetery (B 345). His name is not included in the Commonwealth War Graves list but he is commemorated on the Stourbridge and Stourbridge Methodist church Memorials.
Saint John's Church, Stourbridge, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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