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Those who gave their lives from Yarm ______________________________________
WALDY, Cuthbert Temple. 2/Lt 2nd So Lancs.
The following was taken from the Yorkshire Regiment website
Killed in action 20 Oct 1914 aged 23. Youngest son of Arthur Garmondsway Waldy, MA who was Rector of Yarm from 1901 to his own death in 1915. He had
been born at Horsley Woodhouse, Derby on 31 Aug 1891 and after attending Marlborough College from 1906 to Christmas 1909 was apprenticed to Messrs Huntley & Palmer at their biscuit factory in Reading. Possessed of great industry and ability and a man of much personal charm, he was highly esteemed by the directors. He was closely involved in the factory Recreation Club, being a good cricketer, a half back in the hockey team and having some interest in football. He promoted the works departmental cricket competition and was also honorary secretary of the cricket club.
Waldy was also an officer in the St Johns company of the Church Lads Brigade. Gazetted to the Special Reserve of Officers in Aug 1912 he joined the 3rd York & Lancs in Aug 1914 before being transferred to the 2nd So Lancs when sent to the front in early Oct. On the 20th he had been wounded and a Capt Bagley dressed his wounds and urged him to take more cover. Soon after he was wounded again and Capt Bagley was also wounded and taken to hospital. He was later told that while a Serjeant Holt was binding Waldy’s wounds they were both shot dead. After the war the family presented the Parish Church with a carved oak altar in memory of this officer and this was placed in the Chapel in the north eastern corner of the Church, behind the organ. At the time of his death Waldy lived at 96 London Rd, Reading and it seems that he had only a family and not a personal connection with Yarm. Nevertheless he is not recorded in Reading and so is included here. Le Touret Memorial, France
Arthur Garmonsway Waldy
Yarm 1914 Research ________________
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