Other names: Walter William
Locations in this story: Fontmell magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetPetersfield, HampshirePortsmouth, Hampshire
Story: Walter William Gaulton was born in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 5 Dec 1883 the son of Joseph Tucker Gaulton and Sarah Gaulton (nee Feltham). By 1891 the family had moved to Witchampton, Dorset. He married Rose Hawkins on 24 Apr 1905 in Petersfield, Hampshire. He enlisted with the Royal Flying Corps on 12 Jul 1915 becoming a Corporal Mechanic (Service No. 6925). The service changed its name to the Royal Air Force on 1 Apr 1918. He was discharged on 30 Apr 1920 and would have qualified for the Victory and British War Medals but no record can be found at this time. He had been living in Petersfield, Hampshire, but by 1939 Register his wife was living at 3 Forbury Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, whilst Walter had become a Volunteer Reservist with the Royal Air Force on 14 Dec 1938 with the rank of Corporal and had signed on for four years. His death was recorded in Portsmouth, Hampshire, in 1965.