War Memorial: Place and
Essex Regiment. 1st
Battalion. Service No. 8205 [CWGC]
Warley [source: Essex Regiment Museum database]
Medal card: I/Essex R P/E 8205 died 8/8/15
K/2/102 B/2 p. 85
K/2/8B p. 30
theatre [2B] Balkans 25/4/15.
No contact address [Ancestry.com]
Personal and family information:
Walter Ovel was baptised at Blackmore on 14th September 1884 (born 2/4/1884). His parents were William and
Ellen Jane Ovel [D/P 266/1/11].
The family does not appear in the Blackmore or High Ongar census
In 1901 Walter Ovel, aged 17, appears on the High Ongar
census at Passlow Hall as a Servant with occupation as “Cowman of Farm”. Born
Walter Ovel (born “Orger Essex” – Ongar, aged 27) was serving as a Private in
B Company of the 1st Essex Regiment in Quetta, Baluchistan, India.
South Weald. Next of Kin: No [CWGC]
Date of Death:
8th August 1915
“No” [source: Essex Regiment Museum database]
Gallipoli 28.4.1915. Died Egypt 8.8.1915. Disease [source: Essex Regiment Museum database]
Many of those recorded at Chatby were lost when hospital ships or transports
were sunk in the Mediterranean, sailing to or from Alexandria. Others died of wounds or
sickness while aboard such vessels and were buried at sea. [CWGC]
Place of Burial or Commemoration:
IWG Egypt 6 (Chatby) War Cemetery and War Memorial Cemetery [source: Essex Regiment Museum database]
at Alexandria (Chatby) Military
and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Theatre of war Austria. [CWGC]
List of Sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Essex Record Office, Essex Regiment Museum