Walter George Weaver

Date of birth:                   1883
PoppiesPlace of birth:                 Southampton
Service No.:                     40380
Rank:                                Fireman
Regiment / Division:    Mercantile Marine Reserve
Battalion/Ship:              H.M. Yacht “Verona”
Died:                                 19th November 1915 aged 32 years
Death Location:             Aberdeen, Scotland

Life before the War

Walter was born in 1883 in Southampton. His parents were Arthur born 1841 in Bath, Somerset and Eliza Ann nee Ladbrook born 1853 in  Warwickshire, they married in 1877 in Essex.

Walter had  2   brothers Arthur Henry b 1870 and Alfred Henry b 1889 – d 1915 and 7 sisters Kate M b.1875, Eva Mary b.1882,Eleanor Louise b.1885,Annie Elizabeth b.1886,Ethel Maud b.1888,

Elsie May b.1898 and Dora Winifred b.1900.

From the 1891 census  the family were living at 5, Dock Street, Southampton.

His father Arthur was a Shoemaker, in 1901, he was working as a General Labourer. His wife Eliza ran her own business as a Dressmaker. Walter was working as a Labourer, whilst his siblings were either Labourers or Domestic Servants.

In the census of 1911, Eliza was a widow, her husband  died in 1904. She was continuing with her Dressmaker Business. Only her 2 youngest daughters were living with her.

Brother Alfred’s War Service

“Weaver, A. H., L/Corporal, 2nd Hampshire Regt.

He enlisted in November 1905 and was sent to France immediately after the outbreak of war. He took part in the Battle of and Retreat from Mons, and in several other engagements until wounded in action in April 1915. On his recovery he was sent to the Dardenelles, where he was killed on June 28th, 1915. He was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

15, Dock Street, Chapel, Southampton”

Walter’s War Service

Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Roll


Name: Walter George Weaver
Rank: Fireman
Birth Date: 1883
Branch of Service: Mercantile Marine Reserve
Cause of Death: Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action
Official Number Port Division:
Death Date: 10 Nov 1915
Ship or Unit: HM Yacht Verona
Location of Grave: 160,A. 201.
Name and Address of Cemetery: Southampton Cemetery, Southampton, Hants
Relatives Notified and Address: Mother: Mrs E Weaver, 15, Dock Street, Southampton

Walter is Remembered with Honour at Southampton Old Cemetery.Walter George WeaverSouthampton Old Cemetary

National Roll of the Great War

“Weaver, W. G., Fireman, Merchant Service.

 He volunteered in December 1914, and was posted to H.M.Y. “Verona” with which ship he was
engaged on important patrol duties off the coasts of Scotland. He rendered valuable services until
November 10th, 1915, when he was unfortunately drowned in Aberdeen Harbour. He was entitled
to the General Service and the Mercantile Marine War Medals.

15, Dock Street, Chapel, Southampton”

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