Walter Hague was born in Collingham in 1886, the eldest son of Henry and Emma Hague.
In 1911, at the time of the census, Walter was living in Main Street, Collingham, with his parents and brothers, Charles Henry Hague and Alfred Dalby Hague. Walter was working at that time as a farmer's shepherd.
We know that Walter served in the Great War, as both the 1918 and 1919 electoral rolls of Collingham list him as being an absent voter on account of Naval or Military Service, but unfortunately, Walter's service record has not survived and so we do not know exactly what that service was. Eleven men named Walter Hague were awarded medals for the Great War. While two of these can be ruled out matching 'our' Walter Hague as they were Killed in Action, we cannot match any particular service record for 'our' Walter Hague.
In 1920, Walter Hague married Ivy Adlard in Laceby, Lincs.
In 1939, Walter and Ivy were living at Wattlesyke, Collingham and Walter gave his occupation as a Permanent Way Ganger on the railway.
1911 Census. The National Archives. Class RG14 Piece 25962
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