Lieut Walter Drummond Vivian

Lieut Walter Drummond Vivian

Male 1887 - 1915

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  • Name  Lieut Walter Drummond Vivian 
    Title  Lieut 
    Born  20 Mar 1887  Bath, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Education  RMC Sandhurst 
    Occupation  1907 
    Gazetted to the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, initially joined the 1st Battalion at Bordon, Hampshire. September 1909 he was sent to join the 2nd Battalion in India, promoted to Lieutenant in March 1910. Returning to England in November 1914 he was sent to France in December.  
    War  1914  Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Whilst his Battalion were at Winchester preparing for front-line service he was attached to the Army Cyclists of the 27th Division where he was to command a platoon of bombers. On the night of 1 March 1915 he was leading his men at the head of an attack by another battalion on German trenches near St Eloi when he was killed by machine-gun fire. The intense fire made it impossible to recover his body. His action was mentioned in Despatches.  
    Died  1 Mar 1915  St Eloi, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I4330  Fidgen
    Last Modified  31 Oct 2014 

    Father  Richard Walter Comyn Vivian, JP,   b. 16 Sep 1859, Withiel, Cornwall Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1931 
    Mother  Mary Foster 
    Married  16 Dec 1885 
    Family ID  F1504  Group Sheet

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