Albert Waltier was the son of James and Letitia Waltier of Wordsley. He volunteered for the South Staffords and went to the 1st Battalion which had been on the Western Front since October 1914. He probably joined them before the Artois Spring attacks and fought at Neuve Chappelle and Festubert and in the September Battle of Loos. The Staffords then moved to the Somme early in 1916 to the trenches at Mametz. Before the battle started there was considerable shelling by both sides and this was the cause of .many casualties. Acting/Corporal Albert Waltier seems to have been seriously wounded and taken to the XIV Corps main dressing station near Bray where he died of wounds. He was 25 years of age and is buried in Bronfay Farm British Cemetery (I E 12) and commemorated on the Wordsley Memorial.
High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU
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