Walter Manton was the son of Edward and Sarah Manton of 224 Strand Road, Bootle
 
Reports on his death appeared in the Liverpool Echo on the 29th March 1916 and in the Evening Express on the 23rd March 1916. The photo that appeared in the Liverpool Echo report is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
NEVER FAILED IN HIS DUTY.
   The parents of Private Walter Manton, who reside at 224, Strand-road, Bootle, have received notification of the death of their son in France. Private Manton, who was killed in France, belonged to the 7th King's (Liverpool) Regiment, He was for four years before the war in the Territorials, and he went to France over twelve months ago. A letter from his officer, Captain Osborne Mottram, states that Private Manton was killed by a high explosive shell at -- o'clock that Friday. Two intimate comrades, Lance-Corporal Adams and Private Southwood, attended the interment of the deceased's remains in the adjacent village cemetery. Captain Mottram adds:- "It is a painful duty to break such sad news to you, but it would help you to bear it well if you could have been present to hear officers and comrades express their admiration and affection for one who never failed to do his duty."
   Prior to the war Private Manton was in the employ of his father as a plumber and painter, and as a boy he was a regular scholar at Hawthorne-road School.

Evening Express 23rd March 1916

 
BOOTLE TERRITORIAL
   Private Walter Manton, 7th King's Liverpools who prior to the war resided with his mother at 224, Strand-road, Bootle, has been killed in action at the front. His captain, in a letter to his mother, said:- "He was one of the best soldiers the regiment has had. Your son was hit by a high explosive shell at six o'clock in the morning, and died shortly afterwards. It would help you to bear well if you could have been present to hear officers and comrades express admiration and affection for one who never failed to do his duty."

Liverpool Echo 29th March 1916