Walter Scott Ryder was born outside Boston, Massachusetts, in the town of Norfolk, on March 11, 1892. Joining the war effort from Spencerport, New York, on August 1, 1918, he was a Physical and Recreational Director with the Y.M.C.A. at Fort Dupont, Delaware City, Delaware. He completed his service in January 1919. Walter S. Ryder passed away on May 26, 1956.

The Hilton Record
Hilton, New York
July 18, 1918
Democrat and Chronicle
Rochester, New York
May 8, 1918
Vancouver Daily World
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
September 24, 1921
Oshkosh Northwestern
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
February 21, 1925
Lansing State Journal
Lansing, Michigan
June 8, 1934
Lansing State Journal
Lansing, Michigan
May 24, 1956
Riverside Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Michigan