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Walter Louis Behrens "Walter Jr."

Born:
5 Adar I 5657 (07 February 1897)
Died:
20 Tammuz 5677 (10 July 1917)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
BEH4661
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
5 Adar I 5657 (07 February 1897)
Place of birth:
Paris

Death

Date of death:
20 Tammuz 5677 (10 July 1917)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Ypres
Cause of death:
Killed in Action
Burial place:
Bard Cottage Cemetery

Places

Schools

Name:
Charterhouse School

Other Organisations

Name:
Inns of Court O.T.C.

Synagogues

Name:
West London Synagogue
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Behrens

2nd-Lieut Walter Louis Behrens, who was killed on July 10th, was the twin son of Mr Walter Behrens of 18 Rue Washington, Paris and of the late Evelyn Behrens, daughter of Mr S. H. Beddington of 21 Hyde Park Square. He was born in Paris in 1897. He and his twin brother came to England at the age of seventeen to join the Army and after training at the Inns of Court O.T.C. he was gazetted to the R.F.A. on September 15th where he remained continuously until his death. His colonel writes:- "It is very hard to tell you what a terrible loss he is to the brigade where he was universally liked. He absolutely knew no fear and with it all he always kept a cool head in trying circumstances. I had a great admiration for him and the men of his section adored him and feel his loss greatly." He was recently commended in divisional despatches. His brother, who is also at the front, has been awarded the Military Cross.

Family

Siblings

Parents

Father: Walter Eugene Behrens (male)
Mother: Evelyn Kate Beddington (female)

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Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date enlisted/conscripted:
15 September 1915
Date discharged/death:
10 July 1917
Rank at discharge/death:
Second Lieutenant
Assignments
Regiment:
Royal Field Artillery
Battalion/unit:
122nd Bde

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:
10/07/1917
Age:
20
Regiment / service:
"C" Bty. 122nd Bde., Royal Field Artillery
Cemetery:
Bard Cottage Cemetery
Grave reference:
II. M. 1.
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