Walter joined the R.A.M.C., Special Reserve on 26th November 1908. He was 28 years old and was a Labourer by trade. He entered the war in France on 20th August 1914. He died at 8.00 p.m. in No 2 Stationary Hospital from wounds received in action. He was son of James and Lucy Heard; and the husband of Kate Isabella Heard of 33A Fort Pitt Street, Chatham - they had four children.