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Pte Walter Westhead no 34155, 8 Battalion Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra

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Does anyone know much about the Battle of Vittorio Veneto, I think this chap im researching from the local memorial may have been involved?

Walter Westhead

Born Whittle le Woods

Killed in Action: 29 October 1918


Reg no - 34155

Rank : Private

Enlisted at Chorley

8 Battalion Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princes of Wales' Own)

Formerly 34627, Ches. Regt

On the same day of the Austro-Hungarians asking for an armistice!

Walter Westhead would be Killed in Action at the Battle of Vittorio Veneto, which

was fought from the 24th October 1918 to 3rd November 1918.

This battle helped to end the first world war less than two weeks later.

He is buried at Plot 1. Row B. Grave 12. Tezze British Cemetery, Italy


John Melling

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Well the date is right but was there an 8th Yorkshire Hussars? There is an 8th (Service) Battalion Yorkshire Regiment in 69 Bde, 23rd Div, Xth (Italian) Army, which took part in Vittorio Veneto under Army Commander General, The Earl of Cavan. Maybe Yorkshire Hussars were used as infantry reinforcements. There is a report on the battle by the General on my website.


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