Gloucester Regiment, 1st/6th Btn., attached to Machine Gun
Corps 38 Btn.,
Died of Wounds. October 9th, 1918, aged 22
Buried in Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy,
Walter’s father William had been a company quarter master sergeant with the Brecknocks up to 1917 and went to Aden and India. His uncle T W Prosser served in France with the 9th Devon Regiment and died of wounds at Loos in September 1915. His eldest brother, Sergeant J Prosser served with the 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers.
He then transferred to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and went to France with the 15th Battalion in December 1916 serving as a corporal. He was gazetted a second lieutenant in November 1917 and served in Italy with the 1/6th Gloucester Regiment until 1918 when he returned home for transfer to the Machine Gun Corps. Returning to France in August 1918 he was seriously wounded and died in October of that year.
Thomas, known as Walter, was born in 1895, the son of William and Sarah Prosser who farmed at Cefnbrynich, Brecon. He studied at Brecon County Intermediate School between 1907 and 1911 and left to take up farming.
Walter joined the army in September 1914, initially joining the Montgomery Yeomanry and serving on the home front and in Egypt until 1916.