GUNNER WALTER DAKIN
ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
9TH APRIL 1918 AGE 19
BURIED: HEDAUVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, FRANCE
Walter Dakin was an only child. The 1911 census shows that his parents, Joseph and Mary Jane Dakin, had had four 'children born alive' but that three of them had subsequently died. Joseph Dakin was a coal miner, a hewer, in one of the collieries in Mexborough, Yorkshire.
Walter Dakin was called up in 1917, when he was 18. He served with 'B' Battery, Royal Field Artillery, and was killed in action, along with three other members of the battery, on 9 April 1918
His inscription says all it needs to of his parents' grief.