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Walter Scarborough

Biography of Private Walter Scarborough (Walter Blankley Harby) (27025)
2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

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Walter Blankley Harby

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Wandsworth, London, England

Date of Birth registration:
Jul – Sept 1897

Place of Birth Registration:
Wandsworth, London, England



No marriage for Walter has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.


Father’s Name: Stepfather
Thomas Scarborough

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Braunewell, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Shepherd on farm

Father’s Name: Possible Real Father
David Blankley

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:

Father’s Occupation:

Mother’s Name:

Charlotte Elizabeth Harby

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Pickworth, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1899 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Ethel Scarborough, 1894, Farsley – Step Sister
Walter Blankley Harby, 1897, Wandsworth
Harold Scarborough, 1901, Dowsby – Half Brother
Joseph Edward Scarborough, 1903, Aslackby – Half Brother

1901 Census:
Walter is living with his stepfather and mother in Dowsby

1911 Census:
Walter is living with his stepfather and mother in Rippingale

Relatives in services:

Newspaper Mentions:
Grantham Journal Sunday 15th December 1917

Military Records:

Attestation Papers:

WW1 Soldier’s Records:

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private Walter Blankley Harby, 27025, 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 2nd December 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
Walter’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal


Rippingale, outside memorial at St Andrew’s Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In Memory of Private Walter Blankley Harby, 27025, 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 2 December 1917 Age 21.
Son of Mrs C. E. Scarborough (formerly Harby) of Rippingale, Bourne, Lincs
Remembered with Honour Tyne Cot Memorial
Panel Ref: 35 to 37 and 162 to 162a

More information:

Walter Blankley Harby

Tyne Cot Memorial gate

Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.