Walter Furnell lived at 10 Union Street, Stourbridge, with his wife Rosanna and eight children, four of them under the age of eight. He was employed at Messrs W.J. Turney as a leather dresser and had worked there for 26 years. One of his sons had been serving as a driver in the Army Service Corps for three years. Walter Furnell enlisted in September 1915 in the Royal Army Medical Corps and was sent to 133rd Field Ambulance in the 39th (Northern) Division. This Division fought at the Third Battle of Ypres and on the 19th October was engaged in the second battle of Passchendaele. Private Walter Furnell was killed in a forward area when assisting with the evacuation of the wounded. He was 42 years of age and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot, Stourbridge and St. Thomas's church Memorials.
Market Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1AQ
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