We have recnetly been advised by Fran, Walter's widow, that he passed away on 13th January 2017.

Walter Winward was born in Yorkshire and spent his formative years in Birkenhead, attending  Birkenhead School from 1949(1 Greeks) – 1955

He was a successful athlete, winning 100yd and 200yd races at School, Wirral and County levels.

After extensive travel during National  Service, he continued to travel to many parts of the world and became a prolific writer of war-based adventure novels, also writing  for London stage plays and TV scripts.

His second published book, ’The Conscript’ topped the UK best-sellers lists in 1969 and he has spent his later retirement years in Somerset.