Walter James Ridley

Walter James Ridley

Name: RIDLEY Walter James

Date of Birth: 27 May 1914

Birth Location: Wickepin, Western Australia

Also Known As: Wally

Age at Burial: 87 years

Date of Death: 26 August 1994

Death Location: Rockingham, Western Australia

Date of Burial: Cremated Karrakatta Cemetery.

Denomination: Anglican B

Row/Grave: Row 5 / Grave 67 (Ashes placed in the Grave of his mother-in-law – Rose Green)

Grave Transcription: Headstone with transcription for Rose Green – Walter Ridley – Unmarked.

CDCP Grave Marker: Grave Marker with Plaque, placed by CDCP volunteers,  24 May 2023 (image below).

Father: James Ridley born: 26 August 1880 York, W.A. Died: 5 October 1954 Buried Wickepin Cemetery.

Married: 10 January 1912 Pingelly.

Mother: Sarah Elizabeth Warner born: 30 July 1893 York, W.A. Died: 12 January 1933 Buried Karrakatta Cemetery.

Grandfather (Father): George Ridley born: 2 April 1837 West Hoathly, Sussex, England. Died: 14 January 1898 York, Western Australia.

Grandmother (Father): Sarah Elizabeth Warner born: 5 November 1852 York, Western Australia. Died: 14 April 1914 Buried Wickepin Cemetery.

Grandfather (Mother): Henry Edward Warner born: 11 November 1867 York, Western Australia. Died: 12 December 1946 Buried Narrogin Cemetery.

Grandmother (Mother): Elizabeth Clara Martin born: 21 November 1869 York, Western Australia. Died: 15 June 1915 Wickepin.


Edna Elizabeth Ridley born: 15 June 1912 Wickepin. Died: 18 February 1984 Cremated Karrakatta Cemetery. Married: 1934 Lionel Frank Purdue.

Dorothy May Ridley born: 14 June 1916 Wickepin. Died: 30 January 1984 Buried Midland Cemetery. Married: 1934 William John Lee.

Muriel Thelma Ridley born: 2 November 1918 Wickepin. Died: 20 May 2009 Cremated Pinnaroo Cemetery. Married: 1937 Walter Clarence Reynolds.

Lorna Ridley born: unknown. Died: Unknown. Married: 1948 Cecil William Maisey.

Stanley George Ridley born: 1 August 1920 Wickepin. Died: 26 September 2000 Buried Trayning Cemetery. Married: 1951 Shirley Cruickshanks

Leslie Clarence Ridley born: 27 November 1923 Wickepin. Died: 9 October 2015 Buried Karrakatta Cemetery. Married: 1952 Thelma Joyce Hills

Ronald Francis Ridley born: 1931 Wickepin. Died: 6 February 2003 Married: 1950 Eleanor Potter

Barbara Margaret “Peg” Ridley born: 1932 Died: 2019 Married: 1949 Ronald H Bancroft

Spouse: Irene Gladys Lawrence (nee Hazelton) born: 14 August 1907 South Africa. Died: 11 February 1985 Cremated Karrakatta Cemetery.

Married: 5 November 1956.

Children: Nil


Janette Rose Lawrence born: May 1931 Bunbury. Married: 4 July 1953 Reginald Samuel McGeachin

Stanley Leslie Albert Lawrence born: 1932 Bunbury. Married: 1959 Kathleen Mary Clancy.

John Edward Preston Lawrence born: 1942 Bunbury. Died: 25 February 2022 Cremated Karrakatta Cemetery.

Occupation: Farm Labourer


Service: WX9919 – Photo displayed from Military Record – National Archives of Australia

Military Record

Their Story

Trove Article – Death of Mother

Trove Article – Signed Up for Service.

Trove Article – Death of Father

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Walter James Ridley - Plaque
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