Driver Walter Shane

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

22 Nov 1918


Diamond Foundry, Luton

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

7 Warwick Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 14th December 1918
Driver Walter Shane

Sapper Walter ('Dick') Shane, 522394, 486th Field Company Royal Engineers, died from bronchitis and pneumonia in hospital in Egypt on November 22nd, 1918. He was aged 21 and single.

Born in Luton in April 1897, Walter had had joined the Bedfordshire Regiment in August 1914 but was later transferred to the Royal Engineers, with whom he served in the East for over three years until being invalided to hospital in Cairo.

His widowed and remarried mother Kate Croft lived at 7 Warwick Road, Luton. Step-father Walter was serving in the Royal Defence Corps, while brother Charles went to Gallipoli with the 1/5th Bedfords and later was in the Military Police.

Prior to joining up, Walter, along with his step-father and brother, worked at the Diamond Foundry in Dallow Road, Luton.

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Driver Walter Shane

Author: Deejaya

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