Rank: Sapper 909
Regiment or Ship: 491st Field Company Royal Engineers
Service Number(s): 909
Occupation: Grocer's Porter (1911 Census)
Date of Birth: 1878
Place of Birth: Battle
Date of Death: 06.05.1915
Place of Death: Base Hospital, Boulogne, France. Place of Burial / Memorials:
1. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
2. Town Memorial, Bexhill.
3. St. Stephen’s Church Memorial, Bexhill.
Address: 8 Salisbury Road, Bexhill
Photos and newspaper articles
Father: Frederick b. 1846. Mother: ??
Wife: Louisa Gertrude b. 1873 in Currah, Ireland.
Niece: Daisy Phoebe BONIFACE b. 1902 in West Grinstead, Sussex.
First World War Experience
William served in the Army in France and also in the South African War.
He died of his wounds and a memorial service was held at St. Stephen’s church.
William was awarded the 1915 Star, the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal.