Walton Brothers

Arthur Atkinson Walton (left) and Harold Henry Walton (right), the sons of Edmund & Harriet Ellen Walton, taken in 1914 when each was a Lieutenant in the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby) Regiment.

Arthur Atkinson Walton (1892-1971) attained the rank of Captain in 1916, during his service throughout the Great War. Afterwards, he took an active part in the Territorial Army (Robin Hoods), was promoted to Major in 1929 and to Lieutenant Colonel and Commanding Officer of the Robin Hoods in 1935, continuing in the role until 1938.

Harold Henry Walton (1895-1915) was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry and devotion to duty in 1915, was promoted to Captain, but was killed on 13th October 1915 while in action in France at the Battle of Loos.

The Walton family lived at Chilwell Manor from 1904 until 1965 when the site was sold for housing development. They then moved to The Gables, Orston, near Bingham, Notts.

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