Walter Henry Gurney

6 February 1913–9 September 1982 (Age 69)
Willesden, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Walter Henry

When Walter Henry Gurney was born on 6 February 1913, in Willesden, London, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Henry Gurney, was 18 and his mother, Emma Lily Brock, was 20. He married Joyce Haysman on 25 July 1936, in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 9 September 1982, in Chelmsford, Essex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 69.

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Walter Henry Gurney
Joyce Haysman
Marriage: 25 July 1936
Edmund Walter Henry Gurney

Spouse and Children

25 July 1936
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Gurney





World Events (8)


Age 1

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
1915 · Zeppelins Over London

Age 2

On May 31, 1915 a German zeppelin went over London in dark of night. It released a bomb over the city killing 28 people and wounding 60. 

Age 27

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in France named Gournay, notably Gournay-en-Brai in Seine-Maritime.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Walter Henry Gurney, "United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920"

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