Soldier. Born Walter Napleton Stone in Blackheath. In WW1 he was an acting captain in the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers, and whilst serving in the Cambrai Sector, France, he saw the German forces preparing to attack. Using a telephone, he transmitted information back to base until he was shot through the head. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery.
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk