Holdaway, Walter Henry Cutting (1909-1968) and Aileen Barbara Walton (1916-1996)

Walter Henry Cutting Holdaway (1909-1968) and Aileen Barbara Walton (1916-1996)

Walter Henry Cutting Holdaway (1909-1968)
Son of Thomas Henry Holdaway (1869-1935) and Jessie Henderson (1885-1968)
Born in Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital, London on 18 April 1909
Baptised at St Luke, Church, Hammersmith on 5 May 1909
Lawrence Memorial Royal Military School, Lovedale, Nilgris Hills, – 1915-1925
5/6th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, North West Frontier India 1925-1928
5/6th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Gurds,England 1928-1932
15th/19th Hussars, North West Frontier, India 1932-1934
14/20th Hussars, North West Frontier, India 1934-1936
Madras City Police, Sergeant, 1946
Married Barbara Walton (1916-1996) in St George’s Cathedral, Madras on 6 January 1937

Aileen Barbara Walton

Sailed to England on SS Strathmore in 1947
Returns to India to finish Police service 1947
Returns to England on SS Canton, is taken off at Aden to Crater Hospital with advanced TB. Finally returns to England on SS Canton, 1948/49
Watcher with Customs and Excise, Manchester 1949-1956
Lived in Salford, Lancashire and London
Walter and Barbara had two children
Died of Leukemia aged 58 at Paddington General Hospital on 5 February 1968


Derek Ian Walton Holdaway (b.1937) civil partnership with Edward William Hubert Castell (b.1936)

Anne Patricia Holdaway (b.1943) married (i) Ronald Alan France (divorced), (ii) Frank Henry Duffield (1923-1979) died of cancer, (iii) George Victor Steer (b.1943). One daughter Joanna Wendy France (b.1969)


The Holdaway family 1921

Walter on the right standing with his family. 

Walter Bangalore 1925

Having just joined the army

Walter York 1929

Walter, York 1929

walter Nov.1932



In Lovedale to fetch Joan and Brian from school to return to England


At his sister Violet’s wedding

My mother and father with me as a baby. Pudapet, Madras, 1938

At Lovedale with my parents


At Lovedale on my first day



My father in his Customs and Excise uniform



My father in the TB Sanatorium


My father at 3 Cleveland Avenue, Salford


Barbara and Walter at Marlow House, London

The last photograph taken of Walter in London







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