Walter Savage Landor Dickens was the fourth child and second son of English novelist Charles Dickens and his wife Catherine. He became an officer cadet in the East India Company's Presidency armies just before the Indian Rebellion of 1857; the rebellion resulted in the British Crown extending direct rule to India, Dickens continued to serve in what was now becoming the British Indian Army until his death. Named after his godfather Walter Savage Landor, Walter Dickens was christened at St Marylebone parish church on 4 December 1841, after which Charles Dickens held a celebratory party; the guests included Elliotson, Maclise, Macready and Talfourd. Walter was educated at Wimbledon. Nicknamed'Young Skull' by his father, Walter Dickens showed early signs of aspiring to be an author like his father, but Charles Dickens instructed Walter's tutor to encourage him to not write, stating "The less he is encouraged to write the better, the happier he will be." Instead, through the influence of Angela Burdett-Coutts, Walter became a cadet in the East India Company, leaving England for India in 1857 aged 16 at the start of the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
At this time there was no single unified army in India. Each of the three Presidencies of India had its own army, and, in addition, a limited number of British Army units were stationed in India. After seeing Walter off at Southampton with his oldest son Charley, Charles Dickens was upset for a few days but soon recovered and was satisfied that he had provided a career for his son though Walter was not suited to the life his father had chosen for him. Charles Dickens wrote, "A sad trial, thank God; the dear boy bore it a great deal better than we could have hoped." Walter never returned his father was never to see him again. Following the introduction of direct rule in India in the wake of the Rebellion, the armed forces were reorganized. A notice published in the London Gazette dated 1 March 1864 granted all those serving with "Her Majesty's Indian Forces on the 18th February 1861" rank in the British Army, he served in the 26th Native Infantry Regiment, was attached to the 42nd Regiment of Foot with that rank when he fell into debt causing his health to break down.
He was due to be invalided back to England but died of an aortic aneurysm on New Year's Eve at the Officers' Hospital in Calcutta in India. He was buried in the Bhowanipore Military Cemetery at Calcutta. In April 1987, a group of students from Jadavpur University, collected funds and moved the tombstone from the Bhowanipore War Cemetery to the South Park Street Cemetery; this was done as a tribute to the author, his father, the tombstone is now placed among the memorials of the notable Europeans who died in the 18th century. His father did not receive the news of Walter's death until his own birthday on 7 February 1864, he received Walter's unpaid bills. Walter Dickens's name appears with those of his nine siblings on the monument next to his mother Catherine Dickens's grave in Highgate Cemetery in London, his brother Sydney Dickens, buried at sea in the Indian Ocean, is commemorated there. His infant sister Dora Dickens is buried with her mother. Dickens family Walter Landor Dickens at Find a Grave Dickens's grave rediscovered reported in The New York Times 18 February 1911 The Children of Charles Dickens Walter Dickens on the Charles Dickens website His grave present status
"Form and Void" is the 2nd episode of the paranormal drama television series Supernatural's season 11, the 220th overall. The episode was directed by executive producer Phil Sgriccia, it was first broadcast on October 14, 2015 on The CW. In the episode, Dean takes Jenna to her grandmother's house with the baby Amara, unaware that she is the Darkness, whom Crowley is looking for so he can use her power. Meanwhile, Sam works on a cure for the virus while Castiel is tortured by angels for Metatron's whereabouts; the episode received critical acclaim, with critics praising Amara's new role as the antagonist. In Superior, Sam captures an infected man as a way to find a cure for the virus. Meanwhile, Dean takes the baby to Cedar Rapids, Iowa at her grandmother's house; when her grandmother puts her on her bed, Amara shows signs of telekinesis. When they discover this, Jenna's religious grandmother decides to call a preacher as she believes she's possessed. Dean is surprised when he discovers the preacher is none other than Crowley.
While Jenna tends to Amara, Amara consumes her soul. In the hospital, Sam is visited by a reaper, she explains that after the Death's death, the reapers decided to stop reviving Sam and Dean and instead of sending them to Heaven or Hell when they die, they will be tossed into "the empty", where no one returns. Sam decides to pray to God for help in finding the cure and begins to receive clues from his memories in Lucifer's Cage. Sam's condition begins worsening and in a last attempt to find a cure, finds a passage in the bible about the holy oil, he pours holy oil over his black veins. He attracts the infected people to a ring of fire surrounded by holy oil, curing them. Dean and Crowley find Amara in the crib and realizing she has the Mark of Cain, discovers she's the Darkness, they find Jenna, who tries to kill Dean and Crowley is forced to kill her. Crowley intends to use Amara for his purposes and when Dean goes to check on the baby and Crowley are gone. Meanwhile, Castiel is being tortured by the angels Jonah to reveal Metatron's whereabouts.
He is rescued by Hannah, who's on a male vessel. However, Castiel deduces that Hannah set everything from his torture to his rescue so she could get information from him; when Efram and Jonah return with a plan to break into his brain, Castiel kills Efram and Jonah but Hannah is stabbed and killed after protesting that they went too far. Sam and Dean return to the bunker. Meanwhile, Amara is now in the form of a young girl. She's found by Crowley; the episode was watched by 1.85 million viewers with a 0.8/3 share among adults aged 18 to 49. This was a 12% decrease in viewership from the previous episode, watched by 1.94 million viewers. This means that 0.8 percent of all households with televisions watched the episode, while 3 percent of all households watching television at that time watched it. Supernatural ranked as the second most watched program on The CW behind Arrow. "Form and Void" received universal acclaim. Amy Ratcliffe of IGN gave the episode a "great" 8.7 out of 10 and wrote in her verdict, "Tonight's Supernatural wasn't earth shattering, but it moved the needle in intelligent and engaging ways.
The Amara/Darkness plot is chugging along and bringing about interesting developments for everyone but Crowley and Sam."Hunter Bishop of TV Overmind, wrote, "I enjoyed this episode of Supernatural, evident by the 1200 rambling words. There is a lot philosophically. I can't wait to see more soulless stuff, I would be pleased to see a return of Soulless-Sam, the best work that Jared Padalecki has done; this season of Supernatural is off to a strong start. The first two episodes were serialized, I hope that continues, it won't, because they have a 23 episode order, writing 23 serialized episodes would kill most writers. I just hope that in the episodes that are serialized, we get something like we got tonight."Sara Netzley of EW stated: "The Supernatural-verse got a little bigger in this week's episode, which picks up hours after the premiere. We have a new Reaper, more jerk angels, a new final resting place for the Winchester boys after they die. Again."Sean McKenna from TV Fanatic, gave a 4.2 star rating out of 5, stating: "If anything, I'm just glad that Sam and Dean reunited by the end.
Sure, there are plenty of questions I'd love to have answered in due time, I'm a bit hesitant when it comes to the new big bad. But the overall direction of Supernatural Season 11 is intriguing, I'm still looking forward to seeing the Winchester brothers tackle whatever obstacle they have to face."MaryAnn Sleasman of TV.com wrote, "'Form and Void' picked up where'Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire' left off and gave shape to the amorphous plot point that the Darkness and Amara presented. It didn't waste anymore time tormenting Castiel at the hands of the prep-school angel boys reuniting him with his precious, precious Winchesters. More Please."Becky Lea of Den of Geek wrote, "Thankfully though, for now, both Winchesters are back together at the bunker, neither one of them harbouring anything nasty waiting to erode their souls. What they do have is a weakened, cursed Castiel to deal with; the eleventh season is off to a characte