MinterExchange
Dedicated to Minter families everywhere
First Name:  Last Name: 
[Advanced Search]  [Surnames]

Walter William Minter

Male 1895 - 1977  (82 years)


Personal Information    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Walter William Minter 
    Born 28 May 1895  Greenwich, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 12 Jun 1895  Christ Church, East Greenwich, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    _UID 69EB1F3C40AF4131A205B20354913EA83770 
    Died Sep 1977  Sittingbourne, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • 1911 census: on the Training ship 'Warspite' on the Thames off Stone near Greenhithe, Walter (15, single, sea apprentice, marine society sea training, born Greenwich, London).

      1939 Register: at 8 Tewson Road, Woolwich, London:
      MINTER, Rena born 9 Nov 1895, married, unpaid domestic work
      MINTER, Billy born 27 Jun 1925, single, machine hand - metal work
      --- 1 closed record ---
      BAIRD, Elisabeth H born 22 Nov 1920, single, machine hand - wiring.
      Walter not found.

      April 2019: Christine Small wrote on Facebook:
      "I have been contacted by someone who tells me the war medals of Walter William Minter are coming up for sale next month. He was a son of Francis Daniel Minter I have traced family members to Bedfordshire in the 1980's but I am left with one possible girl in her thirties and no trace found. This Mr Minter sounds quite a man! (See lot description below) These medals are likely to go for a lot of money as World War One submariner medals are rare, but any family I think would be very interested in what the auction house has found out about him. The auction house is J. B Military Auctions and the date of the auction is 28th April. You can view the catalogue on line. It’s lot 111. All the best Gill WW1 Royal Navy ‘submariners’ medal group to Petty Officer Minter, who served in the Royal Navy as both a Boy sailor & Torpedo specialist on submarines during the First World War. 1914/15 Star, impressed named J.14969, W. W. MINTER, A.B., R.N. War Medal & Victory Medal, impressed named J.14969 W. W. MINTER. L.S. R.N. Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 2nd issue, fixed suspension, impressed named J14969 W. W. MINTER. P.O. H.M.S. ENTERPRISE. B.W.M. shows surface scratches to face from star. Medals court mounted for display & come with full service summary & research paperwork. Rare to find WW1 submariner medal groups. Walter William Minter was born in Greenwich on 28 May 1895 and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 11 November 1911. He was advanced Ordinary Seaman on 28 May 1913, and Able Seaman on 25 April 1914. Qualifying as a Seaman Torpedoman, and later as a Leading Torpedo Operator, he served during the Great War in H.M. Submarine B11 (of Commander Norman Douglas Holbrook V.C. fame) from 1 January to 29 October 1916. On 17 January 1916, the submarine managed to capture the crew of an Austrian flying boat after the aircraft had suffered engine failure while returning from a bombing raid. On 17 March, it was narrowly missed by a torpedo but was unable to locate the attacker. He later served H.M. Submarine E41 from 1 October 1918 to 2 February 1919. He was advanced to Leading Seaman on 1 July 1917, and Petty Officer on 1 September 1920. He served in H.M.S. Enterprise from 7 April 1926 to 31 January 1929, and was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 30 August 1928. He was invalided out of the service on 18 November 1931 with ‘chronic supp. otitis media bilateral’, which probably led to a degree of permanent deafness. He attempted to re-join the Royal Navy for service in the Second World War, and despite at least four applications between the outbreak of War and 1943 he was not accepted, presumably due to his deafness.""
    Person ID I85  Lambeth, London
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2019 

    Father Francis Daniel Minter,   b. 3 Dec 1859, 14 East Street, Greenwich, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1927, Seaman's Hospital, Greenwich, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane HARRYMAN,   b. 29 Sep 1862, Greenwich, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 23 Mar 1944, Greenwich, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1882  St Nicholas, Deptford, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    • Married after banns. Francis Daniel Minter, 22, bachelor, labourer of 4 Drakes Place, father William Minter, fisherman. Mary Jane Harryman, 19, spinster of 4 Dukes Place, father George Harryman, labourer. Both signed. Witnesses Stephen Fitch [he signed at other marriages] and Sarah Harryman.
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rena LITTLEFIELD,   b. Abt 1895, Poplar, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1958, Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW3 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married Sep 1922  Woolwich RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Rose Jean Minter,   b. 27 Jun 1925, Woolwich RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 2005, Bedford RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Billy Minter,   b. Sep 1925, Woolwich RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1943, Bari, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years)
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F30  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 May 1895 - Greenwich, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Sep 1977 - Sittingbourne, Kent Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q2 1895 Greenwich 1d/1159.

    2. [S18] London Metropolitan Archives at Ancestry.co.uk, October 2009.

    3. [S5] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q3 1977 Sittingbourne 16/1416.

    4. [S5] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q1 1882 Greenwich 1d/900.

    5. [S5] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q3 1922 Woolwich 1d/2640.