Thank you so much "again" for all the suggestions listed in your reply, this will help me a lot with my family tree.
I'm sorry to hear that somebody has been rude to you. Some people feel the need to be abusive to others in order to feel better about themselves. Its very sad, but its probably brightened someones day in their boring, mundane life by having a pop at you.....aww, bless them.
Anyway, back to Walter. Sorry I didn't explain properly. His wife Lilian Mary Watkins/Smith of 97 Duckpool Road, Newport was on the 1911 census, and stated "husband at sea".
Yes, I have a copy of their Marriage Certificate.
I think I'll take your advice and start a new thread on the military enquiry. My Dad's Grandad was William "Bill" King born 19 Feb 1874 in Radnorshire. I have pretty much all the easy info, eg birth, marriage, death and census etc.
In his obituary it stated that he was a volunteer in the Boer War and too old to serve in the 1914-18 war. He was a member of the Militia which formed the Guard of Honour for King Edward VII, when he opened the Elan Valley Reservoirs on 21st July 1904, and was the last surviving member of that Guard of Honour. That's the only information we have other than a photo of William and other soldiers in the Newbridge Div - K Co. Montgomeryshire Yeomanry taken in 1903. As I said before, my Dad remembers that "Bill" had lots of medals (he was left these in his will, but an "Evil" Auntie took them) :-(.
I don't think I've got a lot to go on with "Bill", but as you know I'm not too experienced with looking outside of Ancestry. I will start a new thread though, and see if anything comes from that.
Thanks once again for your brilliant advice, and for taking the time out to reply to my posts.