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Walter Garlick Worth

Male 1888 - 1963  (75 years)


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  • Name Walter Garlick Worth  [1, 2, 3
    Born 16 Jun 1888  Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Textile manufacturer Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 3 Jul 1963  Pasadena, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Forest Lawn Cem., Glendale, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I1524  Don Worth's Ancestry
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2018 

    Father Dyson Worth,   b. 27 Sep 1859, Lindley, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1920, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada (Weller St.) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Emma Garlick,   b. 3 Apr 1859, Idlemoor, Idle, Bradford, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1931, Pasadena, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1882  Rastrick, Yorkshire, England (Rastrick Church) Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Dagmar Kurling 
    Married Bef 1930 
    Divorced Bef 1930 
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F661  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lily Leatham,   b. 8 Aug 1892, Bournely, Lanceshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1990, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 19 Jul 1933  Göteborg, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Rolf D. Cape,   b. 27 Apr , Göteborg, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 30 May 2019 
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Wedding portrait of Joseph William Worth and Agda Almen, 1910
    Wedding portrait of Joseph William Worth and Agda Almen, 1910
    WORTH, Walter Garlick, Lt. in his World War I uniform before shipping out
    WORTH, Walter Garlick, Lt. in his World War I uniform before shipping out

  • Notes 
    • Walter attended technical school in Bradford, Yorkshire with his brother Edgar.

      Walter emigrated to Sweden to the United States and then to Canada where he owned a woolen mill.

      He served in World War I in the 32nd Canadian Regt. (18th Battalion, 2nd CEF Division) and was wounded at the battle of Vimy Ridge on Easter Monday morning, 9 April 1917. He was shot in the jaw by a sniper. The sniper was captured and forced to carry Walter back to the hospital. The family at first was told he had been killed. He spent 3 or 4 months in a base hospital about 1918 or 1919. After recovering, he was "invalided" to London, where he met up with Harold Pilling, who had just arrived in time for the armistice. Harold was an enlisted man and Walter was an officer, but Walter lent Harold one of his civilian suits to wear so he could sneak him into the officer's bars in London. Since Harold was a VERY large man and Walter was rather small, this was probably a funny sight. Harold and Walter went into partnership together after the war.

      Later he came to South Pasadena, California when the rest of his family moved there. Walter's divorced his first wife, Dagmar, soon after their marriage, and several years later married Lily. Walter had no children.

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      18th Battalion War Diary Entry for April 9, 1917

       


      At Zero hour, vis 5.30 a.m., the advance was made. Simultaneously with the opening up of the Artillery Barrage the Battalion left the “Jumping-off” trenches and attacked the German front lines. Very little opposition was met with whilst capturing the first line system of trenches. The enemy barraged “No-man’s-land” for about 15 minutes, after which his Artillery fire became very indiscriminate. The support line was captured without any difficulty and the Battalion Objective (black), a line of trench from A.11.1.70.31/2. To A.11.45.75., finally reached. At 6.05 a.m. a message was received at Bn. H.Q. saying that the Black Objective had been captured and was in the act of being consolidated.
      The casualties up to this point had been very slight, considering the magnitude of the operations. Major C.C. Gwyn, on of the most popular and efficient of Officers was killed by a M.G. bullet, about 100 yards from the objective and Lieut. W.J. McLean was also killed while leading his men across “No-man’s-land”. After the death of Major Gwyn, Lieut. P. Jerdan[i] assumed Command of “B” Company, and did splendid work in consolidation and reorganization, as also did Lieut. D.A.G. Parsons[ii] who Commanded “A” Company.
      An act of conspicuous gallantry[iii] performed by Sergt. E.E. Sifton of “C” Company. A M.G. was holding up his Company and doing considerable damage. Sergt. Sifton, single-handed, attacked the Gun crew and bayoneted every man, but was unhappily shot by a dying Boche.
      At 10.50 a.m. a message was received from Major W.J. Gander, now senior Officer of the line reporting that the consolidation of the objective and reorganization of the Battalion was complete. Telephone communication from the Report Center, which was established in the PELSENKELLER WEG, to Bn. H.Q. and Brigade, was successfully maintained throughout. A tunnel with a 4’ gallery was dug beforehand, with an exit in the PHILIP CRATER, within 20 yards of the German front line, and telephone lines laid to this point before Zero [hour].
      Lieut’s W.H. Lewis and V.M. Eastwood secured much valuable information, and established an advanced Bn. H.Q.’s at A.10.b.85.35.
      Major K.H. McCrimmon finally established Bn. H.Q.;s at A.11.d.1.8. and performed most efficient work in handling all information and superintending the process of reorganization.
      Several large straw-stacks were discovered just ahead of the Black Objective and were found to have been the means of hiding concrete M.G. emplacements. The night of 9/10th being spent in the Black Objective and funk-holes being the only shelter, the straw was a great help to the men in making their shelters comfortable. The approximate casualties for the whole operation were:- 2 Offices killed (already mentioned). Lieuts. W.G. Worth, S.C. Kirkland, C.E. Tuck, W.K. Rooney (Wounded). 40 O.R.’s killed and 120 wounded.[iv]
      [i] Lt. Jerdan was to earn the Military Cross for this action: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He assumed command of the company, and led them with great coolness and initiative. He single-handed bombed a rifle grenade battery which was holding up one of the platoons, and forced them to surrender. Source: Supplement to the Edinburgh Gazette, July 1917, page 1429.
      [ii] Lt. D.A.G. Parsons was to earn the Military Cross for this action: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led it company with great courage and success. His splendid example in the face of stubborn resistance largely assisted in the capture of the objective. The London Gazette Publication date:17 July 1917 Supplement: 30188 Page: 7258.
      [iii] Lance-Sergeant Sifton was to earn the Victory Cross for this action.
      [iv] Thus 42 men of the battalion are estimated to be K.I.A. that day with 124 wounded. The casualty rate was 28% for April 9, 1917.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Interview with Doris (Pilling) Stuart Moore. (EF#127, SN#218, 7 Aug 1977).

    2. [S16] Interview with Roy and Virginia Worth. (EF#17, SN#19, 10 Feb 1977).

    3. [S19] Interview with Walter D. and Barbara (Woods) Worth. (EF#6, SN#6, 1 Jan 1977).

    4. [S12] Interview with Lilly Worth and Agda Worth. (EF#18, SN#20, 12 Feb 1977).

    5. [S5] Miscellaneous notes taken by Stephen Worth while interviewing Lilly Worth and Harvey Burden during the month of April, 1977. (EF#66, SN#78, 14, (Apr 1977)).

    6. [S105] Marriage record for Dyson and Emma (Garlick) Worth. (EF#140, SN#227, 16 Aug 1977).