Gnr Walmsley Robert Thomas

  • Date of birth: 30/11/1891
  • Place of birth: Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Date of death: 20/09/1917
  • Place of death: Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station, Belgium
  • Cause of death: Died of wounds (D.O.W.)
  • Age: 25
  • Profession: Shipping Clerk
  • Country: England, United Kingdom
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Service number: 796396
  • Enlistment date: Unknown
  • Enlistment place: Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Last known unit: Royal Field Artillery, "C" Bty.
  • Force: British Expeditionary Force


Additional information

Robert Thomas Walmsley was born in Liverpool, Lancashire in 1894. He worked as a shipping clerk, prior to enlisting in the army. Robert served in “C” Battery of the 246th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, of the 49th (West Riding) Division.

After having been stationed in Nieuwpoort, on the Belgian coast, Robert’s Brigade moved to the area south of Ypres, to participate in the Battle of Passchendaele.

On 12 September 1917 all Batteries of the 246th Brigade went into action at the hamlet of Vierstraat, on the Ypres–Kemmel road. The guns of the Brigade had been quickly discovered by the German artillery, as they were shelled on both 16 and 18 September.

On the 20th of September the Brigade was part of the artillery support for the 19th Division, which attacked along the Ypres-Comines Canal.

Gunner Robert Thomas Walmsley, 25, was mortally wounded. He died of his wounds on 20 September 1917 at the Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station, just north of Ypres. He was buried in the adjacent Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery.