In September 1944 the Bury Free Press reported that Walter and his brother, while both were on leave, had met up in Italy. At the time their parents lived at 13 Coronation Place, Brandon. The Bury Free Press showed the image of Walter, in his Royal Army Medical Corps uniform, with his brother, who the BFP named only as “J. Arnold”, of the Royal army Service Corps and reported both men as both being in good health. They were keen sportsmen and were members of Brandon’s cricket and football clubs before the war.
The photographs are courtesy of Tamara Crewe, Walter’s great-granddaughter.