Walter was born on 2 Jun 1879 at Malmesbury, Wiltshire, to parents Charles John Wicks, a plasterer and tiler (1871), and Martha Badminton.
Before entering the ministry Walter was a schoolmaster (1901).
He married Ella Caroline Wood (1879-1974) in 1905 in the East Grinstead Registration District, Sussex. Census returns identify two children.
- Miriam (1908-2001) – married Robert S Crossfield, a company director & office manager (1939), in 1929
- John H (b1914) – a tea taster (1939)
Walter died on 19 February 1972 at Silverdale, Carnforth, Lancashire.
- 1903 Yarmouth
- 1905 ceased
- 1904 Whitchurch, Hampshire – Congregational minister
- 1910 Formby, Lancashire
- 1919-1923 Union Street, Oldham, Lancashire
- 1930-1944 British Forces Broadcasting Service
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers