Private (later Corporal), 273, 2nd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps
Walter Garrick SEAL was born in 1896 but was adopted by Sarah Ann BROWNE of Ashton-under-Lyne. He was posted to Egypt early in the war and stationed at Cairo. He subsequently served at Galliopli but either while there, or following his return, he developed malaria and bronchitis and was returned to England where he spent time in Battle War Hospital at Reading, from where his final letter was written in December 1916. His pension record shows that he was demobilised 0n 27 March 1917 which suggests that he did not return sufficiently to health to return to active service. Soon after his return, he married Florence Elizabeth SWIRE. He mentions MAYOR, MILLAR, FLETCHER, FRASER and LAWTON, but only in so far as they were at Alexandria, 250 miles away, and he had not met them. He died in 1971.