Walter was born on July 18 1910 in Sydney Nova Scotia as he son of Mr. Macleod (deceased) and Mrs. William Ackerman (both Scottish). He was married with Isabelle Beatrice MacLeod and she remarried after the war as Mrs. Bell. His sister was Mrs. Gordon MacDonald.
He was a checker at steel works and member of the United Church.
He enlisted on March 28 1941 in Dartmouth Nova Scotia. He served two years from November 1942 till January 1944 in Bermuda and he went overseas to the UK on May 7 1944 and he disembarked thereafter France on June 23.
Walter was killed in action in the B Coy on Tuesday August 15 1944 age 23 and he was missed after that near Falaise.
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.