Walter toured with Susanna Cole’s little Fille de Madame Angot company, played the Defendant in Trial by Jury and Alexis in The Sorcerer at the Opera-Comique and on tour, sang with the Crystal Palace opera and Henry Walsham’s opera company, at the Aquarium, Tunbridge Wells and Margate concerts, replaced J A Arnold as Corcoran in The Wreck of the Pinafore, and, as late as 1885, would be seen touring as the Marquis in Les Cloches de Corneville. In 1886, in partnership with Signor Unia ‘maestro del piano, HM Theatre’, he ‘a teacher of singing ... ten years stage experience’ set up what seems to have been an ephemeral ‘opera and concert agency’ in Bloomsbury. However, marital mayhem and a surfeit of wives seemingly caused him to disappear off to South Africa (‘professor of singing, Varney’s Corner, Capetown’ 1895) where goodness knows what became of him. I suspect the mention, in 1903, of him as ‘deceased’ on his daughter’s wedding certificate is rather a case of wishful thinking.
Ernest (‘has the style of a true musician and displayed a baritone of much purity’) was a chorister with Carte, and a singing teacher, before ending his working days at the Woolwich Arsenal. He, too, was hymenally unfortunate and divorced his wayward wife, Rosalind Bertha (née Haynes, b 1 December 1869), in 1918.