Other names: Walter George Clement
Locations in this story: Alyesbeare, DevonCorscombe, DorsetWest Clandon, Guildford, SurreyCompton Abbas, Shaftesbury, DorsetBullingdon, OxfordshireStenson Harcourt, Oxfordshire
Story: Walter George Clement Batstone was born in Alyesbeare, Devon, on 5 Apr 1886 the son of Walter Batstone and Alice Maria Batstone (nee Ponsford). He lived his early life in Aylesbeare until by 1901 he and the family had moved to Corscombe, Dorset. He married Alice Mary Blackford Tanner at the Parish Church, Crewkerne, Somerset, on 6 Jul 1910. By 1911 he had set up home at 2 Stoughton Cottages, West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, working as a Cowman on a Farm. he had enlisted and joined the Royal Engineers as a Driver (Service No. 16131). He later transferred to the Labour Corps as a Private with Service No. 641086. It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914 Star. His address in 1918 per the Absent Voters List was given as 18 Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Drayton House, Bullingdon, Oxfordshire, working as a Foreman to a Farmer and Market Gardener. His death was recorded at Stenson Harcourt, Oxfordshire, on 2 Jan 1979.