Other names: Walter Charles
Locations in this story: Motcombe, Shaftesbury, DorsetTodber, Shaftesbury, DorsetMottisfont, Romsey HampshireSouthampton, Hampshire
Story: Walter Charles Pitman was born in Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 21 Feb 1899 and baptised there on 26 Mar 1899 the son of Eli Charles Pitman and Emily Walters Pitman (nee Elliot). He lived most of his early life in Motcombe and by 1911 was at Hains Farm, Motcombe, where his father was the Farmer. Walter enlisted and served with the 61st Battalion of the Machine Gun Corps as a Private (Service No. 133357). He was discharged on 12 Mar 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Lilian Mary Andrews at Todber, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 30 Apr 1924. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Abbey Farmhouse, Mottisfont, Romsey, Hampshire, described as a Dairy Farmer. He died at Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, Hampshire, on 25 Aug 1960.