John Charles Walter

M, #20481, b. 5 Dec 1826, d. 16 Oct 1913
Land-Note* Berwick: 1893/94 1894/95 rated for house & 107 ac Lot 2 Sec 2 as tenant for G W Robinson N60
1895/96 - 1897/98 probably tenant for John Troup House & 60 ac Pt Lot 8 N50
gone in 1898/99.1 
Birth*5 Dec 1826 Kingston, Surrey, England.2 
Note*bt 1855 - 1878 Anna Christiana Cresswell 18 children. 
Marriage*6 Mar 1855 Spouse: Anna Christiana Cresswell. Philipstown (Brunswick), VIC, Australia, Double wedding with sister Harriet Catherine Cresswell & Rev. George Oakley Vance.3
 
Marriage-Notice*7 Mar 1855On the 6th inst., at Philipstown, by the Venerable the Archdeacon of Geelong, assisted by the Rev. W. B. Croxton, John Charles Walter, Esq., second son of William Walter, Esq., of Surbiton Hill, Surrey, to Anne Christiana, eldest daughter of Charles Cresswell, Esq., solicitor, Melbourne, late of Worcester.4 
Death*16 Oct 1913 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D13926 (Age 86) [par William WALTER & Frances TURNER].5 
Death-Notice*17 Oct 1913WALTER -On the 16th October, at Newland, Elizabeth avenue, Malvern, John Charles Walter, in his 87th year.
WALTER.—The Friends of the late Mr. JOHN CHARLES WALTER are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Brighton Cemetery.
The funeral will leave "Newland," Lambeth Avenue, Malvern, THIS DAY (Saturday, 18th inst.), at 3 o'clock.
A. J. RAYBOULD, Undertaker, Station street, Malvern, and Prahran. Tels.: Windsor 17 and Malv. 1427.6 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1903Malvern Grove, Caulfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means. With Anna Christiana Walter. With Ella Clarice Walter.7
190636 Lambeth Avenue, Malvern, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means. With Anna Christiana Walter. With Hilda May Walter.8
bt 1912 - 191336 Lambeth Avenue, Malvern, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means. With Anna Christiana Walter.9,10

Family

Anna Christiana Cresswell b. 1835, d. 1923
Children 1.Christiana Ann Walter11 b. 29 Dec 1855, d. 1857
 2.Mary Frances Walter11 b. 3 Feb 1857
 3.Charles Budd Walter b. 5 Mar 1858, d. 13 Sep 1947
 4.Ellen 'Nellie' Walter+ b. 21 Dec 1860, d. 22 Apr 1936
 5.William Arthur Walter11 b. 1861, d. 24 Mar 1870
 6.John Morris Walter11 b. 24 Feb 1862, d. 1943
 7.Henry Stewart Walter11 b. 6 Oct 1863
 8.James Pearson Walter11 b. 1865, d. 1866
 9.Alice Jane Walter11 b. 22 Dec 1865, d. 1947
 10.Arthur Ernest Walter11 b. 16 Jan 1868, d. 1948
 11.Harriet Walter11 b. 20 Feb 1869, d. 1869
 12.Alfred Howard Walter11 b. 17 Feb 1870, d. 22 Nov 1870
 13.Jessie Christiana Walter11 b. 29 Mar 1871, d. 1962
 14.William Walter11 b. 18 Aug 1872, d. 2 Mar 1873
 15.Cresswell Herbert Walter5 b. 7 Oct 1873, d. 8 Apr 1901
 16.Ella Clarice Walter5 b. 22 Jan 1876, d. 1954
 17.Winifred Helen Walter5 b. 9 Feb 1877, d. 1961
 18.Hilda May Walter b. 4 May 1878

Citations

  1. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, kenw2010 (Walter single name study).
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, ChrisRose10 (Amos Family Tree).
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 7 Mar 1855, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4805286
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 17 Oct 1913, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7256357
  7. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  8. [S106] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1906.
  9. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  10. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  11. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
Last Edited16 Aug 2018

Anna Christiana Cresswell

F, #20482, b. 1835, d. 1923
Father*Charles Cresswell
Mother*Annie Hobbs
Married NameWalter. 
Birth*1835 Worcestershire, England. 
Note*bt 1855 - 1878 John Charles Walter 18 children. 
Marriage*6 Mar 1855 Spouse: John Charles Walter. Philipstown (Brunswick), VIC, Australia, Double wedding with sister Harriet Catherine Cresswell & Rev. George Oakley Vance.1
 
Marriage-Notice*7 Mar 1855On the 6th inst., at Philipstown, by the Venerable the Archdeacon of Geelong, assisted by the Rev. W. B. Croxton, John Charles Walter, Esq., second son of William Walter, Esq., of Surbiton Hill, Surrey, to Anne Christiana, eldest daughter of Charles Cresswell, Esq., solicitor, Melbourne, late of Worcester.2 
Widow16 Oct 1913Anna Christiana Cresswell became a widow upon the death of her husband John Charles Walter.3 
Death*1923 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D3894 (Age 87.)3 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1903Malvern Grove, Caulfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Charles Walter. With Ella Clarice Walter.4
190636 Lambeth Avenue, Malvern, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Charles Walter. With Hilda May Walter.5
bt 1912 - 191336 Lambeth Avenue, Malvern, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Charles Walter.6,7

Family

John Charles Walter b. 5 Dec 1826, d. 16 Oct 1913
Children 1.Christiana Ann Walter9 b. 29 Dec 1855, d. 1857
 2.Mary Frances Walter9 b. 3 Feb 1857
 3.Charles Budd Walter b. 5 Mar 1858, d. 13 Sep 1947
 4.Ellen 'Nellie' Walter+ b. 21 Dec 1860, d. 22 Apr 1936
 5.William Arthur Walter9 b. 1861, d. 24 Mar 1870
 6.John Morris Walter9 b. 24 Feb 1862, d. 1943
 7.Henry Stewart Walter9 b. 6 Oct 1863
 8.James Pearson Walter9 b. 1865, d. 1866
 9.Alice Jane Walter9 b. 22 Dec 1865, d. 1947
 10.Arthur Ernest Walter9 b. 16 Jan 1868, d. 1948
 11.Harriet Walter9 b. 20 Feb 1869, d. 1869
 12.Alfred Howard Walter9 b. 17 Feb 1870, d. 22 Nov 1870
 13.Jessie Christiana Walter9 b. 29 Mar 1871, d. 1962
 14.William Walter9 b. 18 Aug 1872, d. 2 Mar 1873
 15.Cresswell Herbert Walter3 b. 7 Oct 1873, d. 8 Apr 1901
 16.Ella Clarice Walter3 b. 22 Jan 1876, d. 1954
 17.Winifred Helen Walter3 b. 9 Feb 1877, d. 1961
 18.Hilda May Walter b. 4 May 1878

Newspaper-Articles

  • 13 Feb 1897, Mrs. W. A. C. A'Beckett, of the Grange, Narre Warren, held a drawingroom meeting on Monday, February 1, for the purpose of discussing woman suffrage. Over thirty guests were present. To suit their convenience they were invited to the Rechabite hall, Berwick. The speakers were Mrs. Bear Crawford, Miss Lister, Mrs. Lowe, and Mrs. A. M. Boyd. Afternoon tea was then served. Among those present were Mrs. and Miss Elmes, Mrs. and Miss Barrows, Mrs. and the Misses Walter, the Misses A'Beckett (Walwyn), Miss Mackie, Miss Jennings, Mrs. Brown, Mrs, Ponder, Miss Higgins, and others.8

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, ChrisRose10 (Amos Family Tree).
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 7 Mar 1855, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4805286
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  5. [S106] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1906.
  6. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  7. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 13 Feb 1897, p39
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139737973
  9. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
Last Edited16 Aug 2018

Winifred Helen Walter1

F, #20483, b. 9 Feb 1877, d. 1961
Father*John Charles Walter1 b. 5 Dec 1826, d. 16 Oct 1913
Mother*Anna Christiana Cresswell1 b. 1835, d. 1923
Married NameCornwall. 
Birth*9 Feb 1877 Kew, VIC, Australia, #B3427.1 
Birth-Notice*10 Feb 1877WALTER.—On the 9th inst., at Surbiton, Kew, Mrs. John C. Walter of a daughter.2 
Note*3 Sep 1901 Ethel Beatrice Ysobel A'Beckett Mrs C H Chomley was a guest at the wedding. 
Marriage*3 Sep 1901 Spouse: Frank Herbert Goode Cornwall. Carlton, VIC, Australia.
 
Death*1961 Surrey Hills, VIC, Australia, #D10979 (Age 84) [par unknown].1 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Jul 1895, BERWICK.
    On Friday night an entertainment was given in the Rechabite Hall, the proceeds of which, probably about L10, will be given to the mechanics' institute committee. The audience was the best seen in the hall for a long time, and the character of the entertainment first-class. The programme included the following : —Overture, Jeunesse Doree, Misses Searle and Swallow; glee, Hark, the Lark, by the Company; song, The Distant Shore, Rev J. Hill, song, The Old Countree, Miss Taylor; fantasia (violin and piano), Miss Buck and Mr Nelson; song, Simon the Cellarer, Mr Henderson ; Le Lac, Mons Charriol; ventriloquism, Mr Fiiser: pianoforte duet, The Witch's Flight, Misses F. Taylor and N. Madden; song, Pierrot, Miss Buck; song, Mr Dean ; violin solo, Killarney, Mr Nelson ; song, They all belong to Mary, Mr Fraser; song, Anchored, Mr Henderson ; song, Mr W. a'Beckett ; glee, Oberon, by the Company. M. Charriol was encored for his item, and Mr Fraser was very funny with his ventriloquism. The latter was deservedly encored for his comic song; which he gave in great style.
    The entertainment concluded with the production of a farce entitled Matrimony, which was very creditably performed by local ladies and gentlemen. Mr. Jack Elmes and Miss Elmes (Mr and Mrs Jonathan Blount) were in splendid form. Miss Ella Walter as Evelina, and Miss Winnie Walter as Gwendoline, showed how the men should be handled. The part of the domestic servant, as played by Mr C. Walter, was one of the best pieces of character acting ever seen in Berwick. From start to finish he had the audience roaring with laughter, and his make up was perfect. Mr J. B. Wilson as Fred Billings, and Mr Bob Elmes as Algie Montmorency suited their characters exactly, the former being of a very stand off disposition and the latter a swell with hard luck. Altogether the farce may be termed the funniest ever played here. Mrs Rankine and Miss Nellie Searle played the accompaniments during the evening. The stage was under the capable supervision of Mr R. R. Bain, and business matters were controlled by Messrs Smith and Coop.3
  • 13 Feb 1897, Mrs. W. A. C. A'Beckett, of the Grange, Narre Warren, held a drawingroom meeting on Monday, February 1, for the purpose of discussing woman suffrage. Over thirty guests were present. To suit their convenience they were invited to the Rechabite hall, Berwick. The speakers were Mrs. Bear Crawford, Miss Lister, Mrs. Lowe, and Mrs. A. M. Boyd. Afternoon tea was then served. Among those present were Mrs. and Miss Elmes, Mrs. and Miss Barrows, Mrs. and the Misses Walter, the Misses A'Beckett (Walwyn), Miss Mackie, Miss Jennings, Mrs. Brown, Mrs, Ponder, Miss Higgins, and others.4
  • 7 Sep 1901, CORNWALL-WALTER. At the Catholic Apostolic Church, Carlton, on Tuesday, September 3, Frank N. G., youngest son of the late Rev. Arthur Walton Cornwall, of Sussex, England, was married to Winifred Helen, daughter of Mr. John Walter, of Malvern grove, Malvern. The bride, given away by her father, wore a cream tucked crepe de chine, trimmed with coarse guipure lace, and tucked skirl, gold belt and buckle, and carried a shower bouquet of white azaleas, hyacinths, and snowdrops; cream straw hat with white wings and . chiffon. The bridesmaids, Misses Ella and Hilda Walter, sisters of the bride, wore cream tucked silk blouses, trimmed with string-coloured insertion, cream serge skirts, strapped, and gold belts; cream bats trimmed with black and white wings. They carried shower bouquets of Neapolitan violets and pansies.
    The wedding was a very quiet one. Mr. and Mrs. Walter received a few relatives and friends after the ceremony at "Newlands," Malvern-grove. Among the guests were Mrs. and Miss Cornwall (mother and sister of the bridegroom), Mrs. Edward Cornwall, Mrs. David Buchan, Mrs. Tom Anthony, and Mrs. Salmon (Ballarat), Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Walter, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Walter (Rosedale), Mr. and Mrs. A.
    W. Small, the Dean of Melbourne, Mrs. and Miss Vance, Mrs. G. Rusden, Rev. A. E. and Mrs. Cresswell, the Misses Cresswell, Mrs. Ward Thomas, Mrs. C. H. Chomley, Miss Anderson (Cheshunt), Mr. Sugden, Miss Anthony, Mr. Mackay, and others. Some very handsome presents were received, and numerous cheques. The bride and bridegroom left for Sydney and the Blue Mountains by the afternoon express.5

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 10 Feb 1877, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5914443
  3. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Wed 10 Jul 1895, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70034667
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 13 Feb 1897, p39
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139737973
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 7 Sep 1901, p45
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139745790
Last Edited16 Aug 2018

Frank Herbert Goode Cornwall

M, #20484
Marriage*3 Sep 1901 Spouse: Winifred Helen Walter. Carlton, VIC, Australia.
 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Sep 1901, CORNWALL-WALTER. At the Catholic Apostolic Church, Carlton, on Tuesday, September 3, Frank N. G., youngest son of the late Rev. Arthur Walton Cornwall, of Sussex, England, was married to Winifred Helen, daughter of Mr. John Walter, of Malvern grove, Malvern. The bride, given away by her father, wore a cream tucked crepe de chine, trimmed with coarse guipure lace, and tucked skirl, gold belt and buckle, and carried a shower bouquet of white azaleas, hyacinths, and snowdrops; cream straw hat with white wings and . chiffon. The bridesmaids, Misses Ella and Hilda Walter, sisters of the bride, wore cream tucked silk blouses, trimmed with string-coloured insertion, cream serge skirts, strapped, and gold belts; cream bats trimmed with black and white wings. They carried shower bouquets of Neapolitan violets and pansies.
    The wedding was a very quiet one. Mr. and Mrs. Walter received a few relatives and friends after the ceremony at "Newlands," Malvern-grove. Among the guests were Mrs. and Miss Cornwall (mother and sister of the bridegroom), Mrs. Edward Cornwall, Mrs. David Buchan, Mrs. Tom Anthony, and Mrs. Salmon (Ballarat), Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Walter, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Walter (Rosedale), Mr. and Mrs. A.
    W. Small, the Dean of Melbourne, Mrs. and Miss Vance, Mrs. G. Rusden, Rev. A. E. and Mrs. Cresswell, the Misses Cresswell, Mrs. Ward Thomas, Mrs. C. H. Chomley, Miss Anderson (Cheshunt), Mr. Sugden, Miss Anthony, Mr. Mackay, and others. Some very handsome presents were received, and numerous cheques. The bride and bridegroom left for Sydney and the Blue Mountains by the afternoon express.1

Citations

  1. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 7 Sep 1901, p45
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139745790
Last Edited16 Dec 2018

Ella Clarice Walter1

F, #20485, b. 22 Jan 1876, d. 1954
Father*John Charles Walter1 b. 5 Dec 1826, d. 16 Oct 1913
Mother*Anna Christiana Cresswell1 b. 1835, d. 1923
Married NameHannah. 
Birth*22 Jan 1876 Kew, VIC, Australia, #B3492.1 
Birth-Notice*29 Jan 1876WALTER.—On the 22nd January, at Surbiton, Kew, Mrs. John C. Walter of a daughter.2 
Marriage*6 Jan 1917 Spouse: Robert Campbell Hannah. St Phillip's, Earl Court, London, England.
Marriage-Notice*8 Mar 1917MARRIAGES. HANNAH-WALTER.—On the 6th January, at St. Phillip's, Earl Court, London, Robert Hannah, of Scotland, and Donald, Victoria, to Ella C. Walter, daughter of the late John Charles Walter, of Malvern, Victoria.3 
Widow1929Ella Clarice Walter became a widow upon the death of her husband Robert Campbell Hannah.1 
Death*1954 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #D3623 (Age 78.)1 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1903Malvern Grove, Caulfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nurse. With John Charles Walter and Anna Christiana Walter.4

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Jul 1895, BERWICK.
    On Friday night an entertainment was given in the Rechabite Hall, the proceeds of which, probably about L10, will be given to the mechanics' institute committee. The audience was the best seen in the hall for a long time, and the character of the entertainment first-class. The programme included the following : —Overture, Jeunesse Doree, Misses Searle and Swallow; glee, Hark, the Lark, by the Company; song, The Distant Shore, Rev J. Hill, song, The Old Countree, Miss Taylor; fantasia (violin and piano), Miss Buck and Mr Nelson; song, Simon the Cellarer, Mr Henderson ; Le Lac, Mons Charriol; ventriloquism, Mr Fiiser: pianoforte duet, The Witch's Flight, Misses F. Taylor and N. Madden; song, Pierrot, Miss Buck; song, Mr Dean ; violin solo, Killarney, Mr Nelson ; song, They all belong to Mary, Mr Fraser; song, Anchored, Mr Henderson ; song, Mr W. a'Beckett ; glee, Oberon, by the Company. M. Charriol was encored for his item, and Mr Fraser was very funny with his ventriloquism. The latter was deservedly encored for his comic song; which he gave in great style.
    The entertainment concluded with the production of a farce entitled Matrimony, which was very creditably performed by local ladies and gentlemen. Mr. Jack Elmes and Miss Elmes (Mr and Mrs Jonathan Blount) were in splendid form. Miss Ella Walter as Evelina, and Miss Winnie Walter as Gwendoline, showed how the men should be handled. The part of the domestic servant, as played by Mr C. Walter, was one of the best pieces of character acting ever seen in Berwick. From start to finish he had the audience roaring with laughter, and his make up was perfect. Mr J. B. Wilson as Fred Billings, and Mr Bob Elmes as Algie Montmorency suited their characters exactly, the former being of a very stand off disposition and the latter a swell with hard luck. Altogether the farce may be termed the funniest ever played here. Mrs Rankine and Miss Nellie Searle played the accompaniments during the evening. The stage was under the capable supervision of Mr R. R. Bain, and business matters were controlled by Messrs Smith and Coop.5
  • 13 Feb 1897, Mrs. W. A. C. A'Beckett, of the Grange, Narre Warren, held a drawingroom meeting on Monday, February 1, for the purpose of discussing woman suffrage. Over thirty guests were present. To suit their convenience they were invited to the Rechabite hall, Berwick. The speakers were Mrs. Bear Crawford, Miss Lister, Mrs. Lowe, and Mrs. A. M. Boyd. Afternoon tea was then served. Among those present were Mrs. and Miss Elmes, Mrs. and Miss Barrows, Mrs. and the Misses Walter, the Misses A'Beckett (Walwyn), Miss Mackie, Miss Jennings, Mrs. Brown, Mrs, Ponder, Miss Higgins, and others.6

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954), Sat 29 Jan 1876, p17
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219427608
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 8 Mar 1917, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1602078
  4. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  5. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Wed 10 Jul 1895, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70034667
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 13 Feb 1897, p39
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139737973
Last Edited16 Aug 2018

Robert Campbell Hannah

M, #20486, b. 1851, d. 1929
Birth*1851 Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland.1 
Marriage*6 Jan 1917 Spouse: Ella Clarice Walter. St Phillip's, Earl Court, London, England.
Marriage-Notice*8 Mar 1917MARRIAGES. HANNAH-WALTER.—On the 6th January, at St. Phillip's, Earl Court, London, Robert Hannah, of Scotland, and Donald, Victoria, to Ella C. Walter, daughter of the late John Charles Walter, of Malvern, Victoria.2 
Death*1929 Lilydale, VIC, Australia, #D10415 (Age 78) [par John HANNAH & Jessie Blackwood McPHEE].3 

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, kenw2010 (Walter single name study).
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 8 Mar 1917, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1602078
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited16 Aug 2018

Cresswell Herbert Walter1

M, #20487, b. 7 Oct 1873, d. 8 Apr 1901
Father*John Charles Walter1 b. 5 Dec 1826, d. 16 Oct 1913
Mother*Anna Christiana Cresswell1 b. 1835, d. 1923
Military-Boer* 3 (1 TAS IMPERIAL) CNTGNT; Boer War.
Killed in action at Pietersburg 09/04/1901.2 
Birth*7 Oct 1873 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #B22660.1 
Birth-Notice*9 Oct 1873WALTER. —On the 7th inst., at Caulfield, Mrs. John C. Walter of a son.3 
Education*bt 1884 - 1885 Scotchies who served in the Boer War have been the subject of decades of detailed research by Geoff Paton (’57), whose grandfather John Scott Paton (SC 1885-93) served in it. Seven Scotch boys were already known to have died in the Boer War, but one who escaped Geoff’s keen eye was Cresswell Herbert Walter.
Born on 7 October 1873, he was enrolled at Scotch as Herbert Creswell [sic] Walter in 1884 and left in 1885. Determining his fate was not helped by the Australian War Memorial naming him Crosswell Herbert Walter.
Research revealed that he left Scotch to attend Melbourne Grammar School from 1886 to 1888. Grammar’s excellent biographical register Liber Melburniensis (1937) revealed that Walter was killed in the Boer War. He had moved to Strahan, Tasmania, and was a purser on several Union Steam Ship Company boats which serviced Tasmanian ports.
By April 1900 he had enlisted and went to South Africa with the rank of sergeant in the Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen’s contingent. Lieutenant Walter was appointed second in command by February 1901.
Near Pietersburg on 8 April 1901 (reported by a few sources as 9 April) a lone Boer sniper shot at six Tasmanians, and Walter and a comrade were hit with successive shots. He was buried in the local cemetery, and he is remembered on war memorials at Ballarat, Launceston, Canberra – and at Grammar. Now Scotch knows his fate.4 
Death*8 Apr 1901 South Africa Burial 1901 • Polokwane, Northern Province, SOUTH AFRICA.5 
Death-Notice*15 Apr 1901WALTER.—-On or about the 8th April, killed in action at Pieterburg, in South Africa, Lieut. Cresswell Herbert Walter, son of J. C. Walter, of Malvern grove, Caulfield, aged 27 years.6 
Anecdote*22 Oct 1902WALTER, CRESSWELL HERBERT, son of Mr. John C. Walter, of Caulfield, Victoria, was killed in action near Pietersburg, April 9, 1901. The following letter from Lieutenant Walter's father gives in a concise manner some interesting personal details, for which I am very grateful. "Malvern Grove, Caulfield, Victoria, 22nd October, 1902. "Dear Sir, " In answer to your circular requesting information as to my sons life and death I should in the first place pomt out that he can scarcely be called a "Son of Tasmania," as he was born in Caulfield on the 7th October, 1873, and baptised in the name of Cresswell Herbert. Immediately before he enlisted as a private he was engaged as purser in one of the Union Companys steamships, and joined the Tasmanian Corps, being on the spot, rather than run the risk of delay by coming to Melbourne. During the month of drill, etc., before sailing, he was promoted to Corporal, Sergeant, and Lieutenant, and before he died was recommended for a captaincy. "Of his action in the field I have very little to relate, as he seldom wrote particulars. He was a general favourite with officers and men. His "death took place at the taking of the town of Pietersburg in the following manner: " Captain Sale and my son were riding into the town, when the former was picked off by a man in ambush, and fell to the ground. Cresswell immediately dismounted to assist his comrade, and in that duty received his fatal shot from the same rifle. A movement in the long grass led to his discovery, when the man held up his hands saying, * I surrender. ' The men very promptly pomted out that he was too late and riddled him through. The man had evidently presumed on the leniency generally shown, and supposed that whatever he had done he had only to surrender to save his life, but in this case he was disappointed. "I am sending herewith some slips from the papers and a photo, which you will, I hope, return as you promised, as his portrait is in great request, and the slips are valued as matters of reference. I am, dear Sir, yours very truly, "Jno C. Walter."
HOW THE TASMANIANS FELL. SHOT BY A SNIPER.
London, April 12. " Further details are published of the fighting in which Lieutenants A. A. Sale and C. H. Walter, of the Tasmanian Bushmen's Corps, lost their lives.
The Tasmanians formed part of General Plumer's force, which was advancing on Pietersburg, When nearing the town six of their number.7 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Jul 1895, BERWICK.
    On Friday night an entertainment was given in the Rechabite Hall, the proceeds of which, probably about L10, will be given to the mechanics' institute committee. The audience was the best seen in the hall for a long time, and the character of the entertainment first-class. The programme included the following : —Overture, Jeunesse Doree, Misses Searle and Swallow; glee, Hark, the Lark, by the Company; song, The Distant Shore, Rev J. Hill, song, The Old Countree, Miss Taylor; fantasia (violin and piano), Miss Buck and Mr Nelson; song, Simon the Cellarer, Mr Henderson ; Le Lac, Mons Charriol; ventriloquism, Mr Fiiser: pianoforte duet, The Witch's Flight, Misses F. Taylor and N. Madden; song, Pierrot, Miss Buck; song, Mr Dean ; violin solo, Killarney, Mr Nelson ; song, They all belong to Mary, Mr Fraser; song, Anchored, Mr Henderson ; song, Mr W. a'Beckett ; glee, Oberon, by the Company. M. Charriol was encored for his item, and Mr Fraser was very funny with his ventriloquism. The latter was deservedly encored for his comic song; which he gave in great style.
    The entertainment concluded with the production of a farce entitled Matrimony, which was very creditably performed by local ladies and gentlemen. Mr. Jack Elmes and Miss Elmes (Mr and Mrs Jonathan Blount) were in splendid form. Miss Ella Walter as Evelina, and Miss Winnie Walter as Gwendoline, showed how the men should be handled. The part of the domestic servant, as played by Mr C. Walter, was one of the best pieces of character acting ever seen in Berwick. From start to finish he had the audience roaring with laughter, and his make up was perfect. Mr J. B. Wilson as Fred Billings, and Mr Bob Elmes as Algie Montmorency suited their characters exactly, the former being of a very stand off disposition and the latter a swell with hard luck. Altogether the farce may be termed the funniest ever played here. Mrs Rankine and Miss Nellie Searle played the accompaniments during the evening. The stage was under the capable supervision of Mr R. R. Bain, and business matters were controlled by Messrs Smith and Coop.8
  • 11 Sep 1895, Berwick. A very successful vocal and dramatic entertainment, in aid of the funds of the local mechanics' institute and free library, was held in the Rechabite hall on Friday evening last, and, despite the unfavorable weather, was largely attended. General regret was expressed at the absence of Mrs H. J. Rankine, one of the most energetic workers in organising the affair; she was unable to attend through illness.
    After an interval of five minutes a farcical comedy, entitled The New Woman was produced, the characters being undertaken as follows:—The Rev Theodore Sloppy, Mr C. Walter ; Jeffrey Heathcote, Mr J. B. Wilson; Pat, Mr J. Elmes; Pussey Perkins, Mr R. Elmes; Gussey Perkins, Miss Pitcairn ; Lillie Trott, Miss Elmes. The piece was from the pen of a local writer and appeared to take very well with the audience. The principal part was that of the Rev Theodore Sloppy, who falls into the hands of the Misses Perkins; as also does Jeffrey Heathcote. The new women teach the Rev. Sloppy many things that the orthodox man of the cloth is supposed to know nothing of, and the abovenamed four finally pair off. The piece was gone through nicely and evenly.
    The accompaniments during the evening were efficiently played by Miss Nellie Searle.
    A good sum was realised for the institute.9
  • 14 Jul 1897, Then .. an original farce, written specially for the occasion by Miss Elmes, entitled "Is marriage a failure," with the following cast of characters:—
    Mr. Percival Wingfield, Mr. W. G. a'Beckett;
    Mrs Percival Wingfield, Miss Elmes;
    'Arry, McGordan McRae;
    Lizzie, Mr. C. Walters.
    The presentation was much enjoyed. The acting of Miss Elms and Mr. Chris Walters being highly meritorious.10
  • 15 Jul 1897, BERWICK. The character concert in aid of the All Saints Church of England passed off very successfully on Friday evening inst., 9th July. There was a large attendance, and an excellent programme was rendered, concluding with a farce, "Is marriage a failure, which pleased the audience. Mr Chris. Walter was highly appreciated, taking the part as "Lizzie" to perfection. The concert resulted in a net profit of £11.11
  • 13 Apr 1901, TASMANIAN CASUALTIES. TWO DEATHS. HOBART, Friday. The Admintistraitor (Sir John Dodds) has received a cablegranm from Sir A. Milner stating that Lieutenant C. H. Walter was killed near Pietersburg on April 8, and that Lieutenant Arnold Sale died from this wounds near Pietersburg on April 9.
    Lieutenant Walter's parents reside at Caulfield, near Melbourne, and Lieutenant Sale's father is Mr. J. C. Sale, of St. Leonands. The Chief Secretary (Hon. G. T. Collins) wired the relatives of the deceased soldiers conveying the sad intelligence.
    Many expressions of regret were heard yesterday afternoon when the sad news was made known of the deaths of Lieutenants Arnold Sale and C. H. Walter in South Africa.
    Lieutenant Sale was a son of Mr. J. T. Sale, formerly manager of the Union Bank in Launceston, but now residing, retired, at St. Leonards. Deceased was a native of Tasmania, and after completing his education he entered upon agricultural pursuits. For some years he was on the N.W. Coast, and held the rank of lieutenant in the Ulverstone detachment, Third Battalion. He was a general favourite with all and a smart officer, and his death will be deplored by many.
    Lieutenant Walter was also well known in Tasmania, having been for several years in the employ of the Union S.S. Company. He occupied the position of purser on several of their boats, the last-named being the Wareatea and Meeinderry. When the contingent was being enrolled he enlisted, and left Tasmania with the rank of sergeant, but on arrival in South Africa he was granted a commission. Mr. Walter made himself very popular with all whom he came in contact with.12
  • 15 Apr 1901, THE COLONIAL TROOPS. LONDON, Saturday.
    Lieutenant C. H. Walter and Lieutenant A. Sale, of the Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen, were killed near Pietersburg on April 8, Lieutenant Walter's parents reside at Caulfield, Melbourne ; Lieutenant Sale's at Launceston.13
  • 18 Apr 1901, THE LATE LIEUTENANT WALTER. ROSEDALE, Monday. Lieutenant Walter, of the Tasmanian Imperial Contingent, who was unfortunately killed in South Africa, is a brother of Mr. J. M. Walter, manager of the Bank of Australasia, Rosedale. The deceased was 27 years of age.14

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/54255635
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 9 Oct 1873, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5873240
  4. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, https://www.scotch.vic.edu.au/greatscot/2014sepgs/84a.htm
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, kenw2010 (Walter single name study).
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 15 Apr 1901, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10545405
  7. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree.
  8. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Wed 10 Jul 1895, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70034667
  9. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Wed 11 Sep 1895, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70034916
  10. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Wed 14 Jul 1897, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70018738
  11. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) "Dandenong Advertiser 15 Jul 1897 (not online)."
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), Sat 13 Apr 1901, p9+10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35395962
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954), Mon 15 Apr 1901, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44283555
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 18 Apr 1901, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10546150
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Hilda May Walter

F, #20488, b. 4 May 1878
Father*John Charles Walter b. 5 Dec 1826, d. 16 Oct 1913
Mother*Anna Christiana Cresswell b. 1835, d. 1923
Birth*4 May 1878 Kew, VIC, Australia, #B9915.1 
Birth-Notice*11 May 1878WALTER - On the 4th inst., at Surbiton, Kew, Mrs. John C. Walter of a daughter.2 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
190636 Lambeth Avenue, Malvern, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: certified nurse. With John Charles Walter and Anna Christiana Walter.3

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 11 May 1878, p27
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article143311310
  3. [S106] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1906.
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George Oakleigh Vance

M, #20489
Marriage*6 Mar 1855 Spouse: Harriet Catherine Cresswell. Philipstown (Brunswick), VIC, Australia, Double wedding with sister Anna Christina Cresswell & John Charles Walter.1
 

Family

Harriet Catherine Cresswell b. 1837, d. 1915
Child 1.Phyllis Dorothy Vance+ b. 1880, d. 1967

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, ChrisRose10 (Amos Family Tree).
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Harriet Catherine Cresswell

F, #20490, b. 1837, d. 1915
Father*Charles Cresswell
Mother*Annie Hobbs
Married NameVance. 
Birth*1837 
Marriage*6 Mar 1855 Spouse: George Oakleigh Vance. Philipstown (Brunswick), VIC, Australia, Double wedding with sister Anna Christina Cresswell & John Charles Walter.1
 
Death*1915 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D1860 (Age 78) [par Charles CRESWELL & Annie HOBBS].2 

Family

George Oakleigh Vance
Child 1.Phyllis Dorothy Vance+ b. 1880, d. 1967

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, ChrisRose10 (Amos Family Tree).
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
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NOTE

Many family sections show only the children who were associated with Upper Beaconsfield.