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GILMORE,  Walter J.

GILMORE, Walter J.

Male 1918 - 1943  (25 years)

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  • Name GILMORE, Walter J. 
    Born 1918  Farnham Registration District, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 7742 
    _UID B021F1AECE06419DB702BA9D45CBCF7182A3 
    Died 8 Apr 1943  Active Service in World War 2 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Tunisia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7742  Edgoose
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2017 

    Father GILMORE, John Herbert,   b. 1872, Upper Clapton, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1925, Farnham Registration District, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother BUTCHER, Lily Emily,   b. 1878, Petersfield, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959, Midhurst Registration District, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1901  Hartley Wintney Registration District, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1694  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family POPE, Irene,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1940  Basingstoke Registration District, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. GILMORE, C.J.
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F2858  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Captain Walter James GILMORE.jpg
    Captain Walter James GILMORE.jpg

  • Notes 
    • WALTER JAMES GILMORE 1918-1943

      The birth of Walter J. GILMORE, mother's maiden name BUTCHER, was registered in 1918.
      (GRO March Q 1918 [BUTCHER] Farnham 2a 185)

      The marriage between Walter J. GILMORE and Irene POPE was registered in 1940.
      (GRO March Q 1940 Basingstoke 2c 901)

      He was commissioned into the Hampshire Regiment Territorial Army on 16 July 1939.
      The TA was mobilized on 24 August 1938.
      War Substantive Lt. on 16 January 1941.
      Temporary Capt. 13 May 1942 to 8 May 1943.

      Captain Walter James GILMORE, 96122, 2/4th Bn, Hampshire Regiment, who died at Pichon, Tunisia, on 8 April 1943 aged 25, was the son of John Herbert and Lily Emily GILMORE, and husband of Irene GILMORE of Martham, Norfolk.
      A Solicitor, he was awarded the Hampshire Law Society Prize in 1939.

      He was buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia, 100 kilometers south of Tunis on the main coast road.

      NOTES & QUERIES:
      In May 1943, the war in North Africa came to an end in Tunisia with the defeat of the Axis powers by a combined Allied force. The campaign began on 8 November 1942, when Commonwealth and American troops made a series of landings in Algeria and Morocco. The Germans responded immediately by sending a force from Sicily to northern Tunisia, which checked the Allied advance east in early December. Meanwhile, in the south, the Axis forces defeated at El Alamein were withdrawing into Tunisia along the coast through Libya, pursued by the Allied Eighth Army. By mid April 1943, the combined Axis force was hemmed into a small corner of north-eastern Tunisia and the Allies were grouped for their final offensive. The Eighth Army attack on the position at Enfidaville on 19 April captured the village, but strong resistance meant no further progress was possible. Attacks further north met with greater success and Tunis fell on 7 May, Bizerta on the 8th. By 11 May, the position at Enfidaville was surrounded and resistance ceased on the following day. Most of those buried at Enfidaville War Cemetery died in the final battles from March to the beginning of May. The cemetery contains 1,551 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 88 of them unidentified.

      (revised 19.08.2011)