Walter Caleb Jinks

In the 1911 Census, Walter Jinks was living with his parents, Richard and Sarah Elizabeth and Kate and Amelia, two of his sisters, at 109 Wilderspool Causeway, Warrington. Both he and his father were employed as cab drivers.

He was born in Leicestershire in 1890. The family moved to Cheshire where the two youngest children were born, and then sometime before the 1901 Census was taken, they moved to Warrington, where the young Walter went to Holy Trinity school.

He married Edith Partington at Daresbury church in 1912, and by the time he enlisted in the South Lancashire Regiment during WW1, he was living in Factory Square, Hatton, with Edith and their young son, Ernest Albert. A report in the Warrington Guardian from September 1916, describes how he had been wounded in the right shoulder, and was in hospital in Huddersfield. His service papers record that he had been wounded near Rouen in northern France, and sent back to England on the hospital ship ‘Maheno’ for treatment.

After the war, Walter returned to his family, and was living in Walton when he died in December 1956, at the age of 66 years.