1914/15 TRIO & GvR IGS MEDAL with 1 Clasp 'AFGANISTAN N.W.FRONTIER 1919' to 4-2197 PTE Charles Alexander Maslen WALTER HAMPSHIRE REGT, later LIEUT 98th INFANTRY, Indian Army, who served with Indian Expeditionary Force 'D' in Mesopotamia until 9/7/16

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4-2197 PTE C.A.M.WALTER HAMPS.R (on star)

LIEUT C.A.WALTER (on pair)


Charles Alexander Maslen Walter

Born Poole, Dorset 1893

Pre-war Elementary School Teacher

Enlisted 16/9/13

To Mesopotamia with 4th Hampshire Regt 13/10/15 and served with the Indian Expeditionary Force 'D' until 9/7/16

Note: Indian Expeditionary Force 'D' fought at the Battle of Ctesiphon in November 1915. Between January & March 1916, Townshend launched several attacks to try and lift the siege of Kut-al-Amara; these were the Battle of Sheikh Sa'ad, the Battle of the Wadi, the Battle of Hanna, and the Battle of Dujaila Redoubt. These attempts to break through the Turkish encirclement all failed, but the cost was high & both sides suffered heavy casualties.

Renumbered 200344

Gazetted 2nd Lieutenant, Indian Army 5/11/17 and served with 98th Infantry Regt, Indian Army

When he applied for his medals in 1921 his home address was 3 Salisbury Street, Blandford, Dorset

Married Clarice S.Barber at Bristol in 1925

Died Newton Abbot, Devon 1926

With copy of his Medal Index Card, 6 page Digital File of his Soldiers Papers, 1911 Census & supporting documentation

Condition: EF