Biography of Private Walter Douglas Asher (G/41540)
1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment
Formerly 5617 1st/7th Middlesex Regi
Died 24th September 1917


  • Name: Walter Douglas Asher
  • Date of birth: 20th December 1884
  • Place of Birth: Lowdham, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: January – March 1885
  • Place of Birth Registration: Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England


  • Name: George Asher
  • DOB: 1853
  • Place of Birth: Ancaster, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Police Constable


  • Name: Elizabeth Kendall
  • DOB: 1853
  • Place Of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 9th September 1879 Bourne, Linconshire, England

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Walter Douglas Asher, 1884, Lowdha
  • Plus 1 more which name are unknown taken from the 1911 census


  • 1891: Walter is living with his parents at Selston, Nottinghamshire.
  • 1901: Walter is living with his parents at Great North Road, Sutton on Trent, Nottinghamshire. The census gives him an age of 16 and he is listed as a railway clerk.
  • 1911: Walter is living with the Goodchild family at 3 Huntingdon Road, East Finchley, Middlesex. The census gives him an age of 26 and he is listed as a railway clerk.
Relatives in services

  • None found


  • No marriage for Walter has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.
Newspaper Mentions

  • None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Walter Douglas Asher, G/41540, 1st Bn Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment was killed in action on 24th September 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • None found

Effects Left To

  • Uncle George Kendall


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Bourne, Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private Walter Douglas Asher, G/41540, 1st Bn., Middlesex Regiment who died on 24 September 1917 Age 32
  • Nephew of Mr. and Mrs. George Kendall, of Wakefield Cottages, Stainfield, Bourne, Lincs
  • Remembered with honour, Poelcapelle British Cemetery
  • Grave LV. B. 4.

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

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  • Enlisted in Ealing, Middlesex


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