Major George Henry Walford

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Reference WMO265786

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The Royal Memorial Chapel

Chapel Square

Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst

Camberley

GU15 4NR

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Seating
Materials:
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Major George Henry Walford, 12th Suffolk Regiment. Eldest son of the late Lt Col Henry Alexander Walford, JP, 20th Hussars, of Foxborough Hall, Woodbridge, Suffolk, and of Mrs Walford, of Wrecclesham Grange, Farnham, Surrey. Husband of Inez N Walford (nee Treadwell), of Link Hill Cottage, Sandhurst, Kent. Educated at Rugby School. Attended the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He passed out 1st with honours, winning Queen Victoria's Gold Medal and the Anson Memorial Sword, and was posted to the Suffolk Regiment in 1898. He served in the Somaliland War in 1903, entered the Staff College in 1911, and was appointed to the Staff, and promoted to Major in 1914. On the outbreak of War he was appointed General Staff Officer, 3rd Grade, of the Second Army, was shortly promoted to the 2nd Grade, and appointed Brigade Major to the 84th Infantry Brigade, 28th Division. He went to the Front with this Division in Jan, 1915. He was mentioned in Despatches 31 May 1915. He was killed in action at Zonnebeke, Belgium aged 36 years. He was buried in grave F1 of the Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate, Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium.
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George Henry Walford, Major 12th Suffolk Regiment. Brigade Major 84th Inf Bde. Somaliland 1903. France 16th Jan to 19th Apr 1915. Killed near Zonnebeke 19th April 1915. In loving memory.

George Henry Walford

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