Private Walter Bentley (1890-1944)

Download this image

More from this collection

Related by When

Related by Where

Research Help!

Where: Unknown

Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.

When: Unknown

Try to find the date or year when this image was made.
Walter Bentley was born in Kilnwick on 4 February 1890. He was the youngest of eleven children born to Thomas and Emily Bentley (nee Horsley).
In early April 1911 Walter left Liverpool on board the SS Great Britain for St Johns, Newfoundland. From there Walter travelled to Manitoba, Canada to work as a farm labourer.
Walter enlisted early in the war on 18 December 1914. He had already served in the militia for one year. He joined the 45th Battalion (Manitoba) of the Canadian Expeditionary Force as a private.
After the war Walter returned to Manitoba to resume his occupation as a farm worker. He married Mary Johanna Sillen on 16 December 1933 at the Mission Church in Manitoba. He died in 1944 in Manitoba.

For any enquiries about this image please quote the archive reference 'WL'.

(Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Creative Commons. Please cite 'East Riding Archives ' when reusing.

Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply. If unsure please email [email protected]

(Why not try searching our East Riding of Yorkshire Map for more historic images? www.flickr.com/photos/erarchives/map )

Info:

Owner: East Riding Archives
Source: Flickr Commons
Views: 1587
ww1 war soldier beverley private corporal sergeant lieutenant archives army first world east riding canada

Add Tags