Walter Frederick Larn1

#22380, b. September 1898, d. 15 April 1918

Individual's Timeline

Birth RegSeptember 1898Walter Frederick Larn1
Probate1918Walter Frederick Larn
Death15 April 1918Walter Frederick Larn2,3

Primary events

  • Birth Reg: Walter's birth was registered in the quarter ended in September 1898 in the Great Yarmouth registration district.1
  • Probate: His estate was probated in 1918. Hannah or Annie Moore was the administrator and/or the beneficiary.
  • Death: Walter died on 15 April 1918 in Western European Theatre, France, (Aged 19 years and 7 months, worked back from recorded birth date).2,3

Secondary circumstances

Census details

Some aspects of Walter Frederick Larn's life. A letter dated 22nd March 1920 in his millitary records reads - In reply to your letter dated 14th March, received this morning. I have made enquiries and find that Mrs BECKETT was an indoor patient of the Great Yarmouth Hospital from Jan 14th until the end of March 1918, having been injured in the bombardment of Great Yarmouth by the Germans on the evening of Jan 14th 1918. Mrs BECKETT'S brother, Pte W F LARN, visited his sister whilst she was in the Nightingale Ward in the Hospital before he left for France in Jan 1918. It was on this occasion that he showed his sister the army book and told her that if anything8ng happened to him, his mother was to have all that belonged to him.

Mrs LARN is a highly respectable woman. I have known her for years. She lost 2 sons in the War and her husband died about a year ago. Mrs BECKETT I have not known more than a year, but I have ,ade enquiries of a brother Justice of the Peace who happens to reside only a short distance from Granville Road and he considers her to be a reliable and straight forward woman. Personally I believe her statement to be absolutely correct and that full reliance may be placed upon it.


  • 1915, Bury St Edmunds, England, Joined the Suffolk regiment. Confirmed correct person from his NOK4
    Initials:      W F
    Nationality:      United Kingdom
    Rank:      Private
    Regiment/Service:      North Staffordshire Regiment
    Unit Text:      2nd/6th Bn.
    Date of Death:      15/04/1918
    Service No:      41405
    Casualty Type:      Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference:      Panel 8.

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: Proof Walter died before 1920 is a note in his military record that says his mother should receive any property or medals etc. There is also a paper signed by his mother in 1920 that states he has 2 full brothers Frederick James aged 17 and George aged 13 and 2 full blodd sisters Ada THOMPSON (married) aged 29 and Anna aged 15..


  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Larn, Walter Frederick - Flegg 4b/36.
  2. Probate Research Service (England), online, Original Doc with signature.
  3. Find my past web sites, online or, First name(s)      WALTER FREDERICK
    Last name      LARN
    Service number      41405
    Rank      PRIVATE
    Regiment      Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
    Battalion      2/6th Battalion.
    Birth place      RUNHAM, NORFOLK
    Residence      -
    Enlistment place      GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK
    Death year      1918
    Death day      15
    Death month      4
    Cause of death      Killed in action
    Death place      France & Flanders
    Theatre of war      Western European Theatre
    Supplementary Notes      FORMERLY 21032, SUFFOLK REGT.
    Category      Military, armed forces & conflict
    Record collection      First World War
    Collections from      Great Britain.
  4. "British attestation records from and"