rawnsley walterThe following enquiry has been received from: Tony Schuck

"At Christmas I was given a Royal British Legion poppy (Somme 100) dedicated to the above soldier  Walter Rawnsley who was resident in Otley.

I have begun research on him and have found census details and army record etc. I intend to visit Otley to see his name on the memorial in All Saints Church.

I am trying to trace a photograph of him and have enlisted the help of a very kind lady at Otley museum to scan the Wharfedale Observer for the time when he died.

Do you know if there are any family members still living in the area who may be able to help in this quest?? I have established that he had a brother who also was killed in the Great War and that his last surviving  brother died in Otley aged 87."

Can you help with this at all with your local knowledge?

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