Other names: Walter Joseph
Locations in this story: Donhead St. Andrew, WiltshireCocking Hill, Midhurst, SussexTisbury, WiltshireWinchester, Hampshire
Story: Walter Joseph Haskell was born in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, on 1 Mar 1888 and baptised there on 9 Apr 1888 the son of Charles Haskell and Mary Jane Haskell (nee Morgan). He lived his early life in Donhead St. Andrew until by 1911 the family had moved to Cocking Hill, Midhurst, Sussex. His marriage to Mary Tucker was recorded in Tisbury, Wiltshire, in late 1911. He had enlisted on 31 Jan 1916 and joined the Royal Navy as a Stoker Class 1 (Service No. K30665). He served in various ships and shore establishments during his service until he was eventually discharged on 10 Feb 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. No other information has been found in this case other than a death record in Winchester, Hampshire, during 1968. His brother, Frederick George Haskell, also enlisted but was discharged very early due to health problems.