ISON, Walter

No.5880, Private, Walter ISON
Aged 28

15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles)
Died of his Wounds on Saturday, 29th July 1916

Walter ISON was born in Quy in 1887(Chesterton Q3-1887 3B:470), son of Joseph and Jane ISON (née DEAN).

1891 census...Aged 3, he was at 1 Stow Road, Stow cum Quy with his father Joseph ISON [48] master butcher; mother Jane [47]; brothers Joseph [20] a shepherd, Oliver [15] a college servant and Charles [12] apprentice butcher; sister Emily [10]. All were born in Stow cum Quy.

His father died in 1897 and brother Joseph in 1899.

1901 census...Aged 13 a domestic gardener he was at High Street, Quy with Isaac BROWN [78](living on parish) born Aldeburgh and wife Rebecca BROWN [73] born Quy. Walter and his sister Emily [20] a teacher in National School are recorded as son and daughter of Isaac?. Also there was Ruth Dean [21] a dress maker, born Quy, recorded as niece of Isaac. His widowed mother was living alone at 18 Emmanuel Street, Cambridge.Brother Charles appears to be a barman in West Ham, brother Oliver has not been found in this census. The true relationship of Isaac Brown and Walter Ison has not been found.

1911 census...Aged 23, a bricklayer, he was at "Chasna" Kings Avenue, New Malden with his brother Charles ( a bricklayer) and Charles' wife, Quy born, Emma and their two daughters, Marjorie [6] and Lorna [5] both born in Tooting.

The pension card has his mother at 25 Main Road, Quy.

He enlisted in London.

His Army service records are not available so it is impossible to say where exactly, or when, he was wounded.

Walter Ison is buried in Louez Military Cemetery, Duisans, France, grave 2:E:14

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