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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Walter Henry Lace -

Name : Walter Henry Lace.

Son of the late Edward Lace and Anita Lace (née Fowenkel); husband of Phyllis Rachel Lace, of Harpenden House, Sandown, Isle of Wight.

Born 1888 Buenos Aires, Argentine (Foreign Subject).

Associate Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers.

Married 23 September 1914, Phyllis Rachel Clayton, Christ Church, Sandown. Two sons, Michael Crofts Lace, born 1915; David Edward Nicholl Lace, born 1917.
  Census Information :

1901 : Anita Lace, widow, with her children including Walter aged 13, are at 40, The Strand, Ryde. Anita Lace is "Living on her own means".

1911 : not located

  Service details :

Lieut. Walter Henry Lace, 439th Field Coy. Royal Engineers.

Awarded Military Cross.
  Casualty Details :

Died : 8 November 1918 aged 30

Buried at : Tournai Communal Cemetery, Allied Extension, Belgium.

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Isle of Wight College Roll of Honour
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, September 25, 1914 Page 4

THE Revs. A.P. and C.F. Clayton officiated at Christ Church, Sandown, on Wednesday, at the marriage of their niece, Miss Phyllis Rachel Clayton, to Mr. W.H. Lace, A.M.I.C.E.


Saturday, September 26, 1914 Page 1

LACE-CLAYTON. - Sept. 23, at Christ Church, Sandown, by the Rev. A.P. Clayton and the Rev. C.F. Clayton (uncles of the bride), Walter Henry Lace A.M.I.C.E., youngest son of the late Edward Lace, of Buenos Ayres, to Phyllis Rachel, second surviving daughter of Lieut.-Col. and Mrs. Clayton, of Harpenden, Sandown.

National Probate Calendar 1919

From 'Activities of the British Community in Argentina During the Great War 1914-1919', published in 1920. [Findmypast]
  Additional Information :

His brother Francis Edward Lace, died in South Africa in 1901.

His wife's cousin Edward Harold Clayton died in August 1918 while serving with the Royal Air Force.

Baptisms at St John's Church, Buenos Aires

London Gazette January 1919

Tournai Communal Cemetery list of casualties

  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper and other research.

  Page status :
Page last updated : 20th November 2015 (added photo)


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