838008 Cpl. Walter Irwin Adair was born on December 22nd, 1897, in Normanby Township, Grey County, where his family farmed.

Walter attested to the 147th Battalion on March 24th, 1916 and trained with them later that spring at Camp Niagara and then later at Camp Borden.

Sailing to Europe with the 147th Battalion as a Private, Walter was taken on strength with the 4 C.M.R. on April 22nd, 1917, in a reinforcement draft after the Battle of Arras.

Walter served with the 4th C.M.R. for the duration of the war, earning a second chevron promotion to Corporal before being struck off strength on March 20th, 1919.

The 147th Battalion Association indicate that Walter died in Toronto in 1922, being approximately twenty-five years of age.

Biography details credit: George Auer