Born on 14 April 1927, Walter attended Bangor Grammar School between 1938 and 1944. A stalwart of Bangor Hockey Club and a key member of the hockey community in Ulster and Ireland, Walter served as President of the Ulster Branch (1972/1973) and President of the Irish Hockey Union in 1976. He was awarded the Merit Badge of the Union back in 1976. A great supporter of the Junior Interprovincials over many years, Walter was a true gentleman and a committee stalwart. He passed away in February 2017.