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WW1. Silver War Badge. Services Rendered. Officer. Walling

Number B230131. Captain Robert Victor Walling

He was born in Plymouth on 5 March 1895, the son of Robert Alfred John Walling, and his wife, Florence Victoria, née Greet. He was educated at Plymouth Grammar School, was a junior reporter on the Western Daily Mercury, 1912-1914. A Captain in the Territorial branch of the Royal Garrison Artillery, he served in France during the World War 1 and was wounded at the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917.

He was editor of the Cunard Daily Bulletin and Magazine in Liverpool in 1919, moved to Calcutta as the sub-editor of The Statesman from 1921–1924 and then moved to Manchester as sub-editor of the Manchester Evening News. In 1926 he was appointed secretary of the Institute of Journalists and editor of its journal. He was resident in Chipstead, Surrey in 1926.

Toned mint condition

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