This site commemorates the men and women of Collingham, Linton and Micklethwaite who served during World War 1. Today we especially commemorate Lieutenant William Rowson Richardson of the 21st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment who died on this day in 1978.
Hague, Walter
(1886-1969)

Buried St.Oswald's Cemetery, Collingham

Connection with Collingham, Linton or Micklethwaite and reason for inclusion on this web site

  • Born in Collingham, Linton or Micklethwaite
  • Lived in Collingham, Linton or Micklethwaite immediately prewar or during the war
  • Named as an Absent Voter due to Naval or Military Service on the 1918 or 1919 Absent Voter list for Collingham, Linton or Micklethwaite
Family background

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.

Service record

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.

After the war

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.

Ivy died in 1962, and Walter died on the 7th February 1969 and both are buried in St.Oswald's churchyard, Collingham.


Sources

1911 Census. The National Archives. Class RG14 Piece 25962

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