Regiment or Ship: Royal Sussex Regiment
Service Number(s): LSR/2323
Occupation: House painter
Date of Birth: 1883
Place of Birth: Hailsham, Sussex
Date of Death: 1925
Place of Death: Battle registration district.Address: 48 Windsor Road, Bexhill
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Parents: Alfred Wooller, b. 1851 in Chelvington, Sussex, d. 1933, and Ellen Wooller (nee Vine), b. 1857 in Hellingly, Sussex.
Edith Wooller, b. 1881 in Hailsham.
Florence Wooller, b. 1882 in Hailsham.
Nellie Wooller, b. 1885 in Hailsham.
John Wooller, b. 1888 in Bexhill, d. 1951. W0257 WOOLLER John
Ethel Wooller, b. 1890 in Bexhill.
Oliver S Wooller, b. 1893 in Bexhill, d. 1963. W0255 WOOLLER Oliver S
Daisy Wooller, b. 1895 in Bexhill.
In the 1891 census Alfred and family were living at 39 Western Road, in 1901 at 57 Windsor Road but by 1911 had moved to 48 Windsor Road. In the 1911 census Alfred was employed as a bricklayer, Florence as a dressmaker, and Oliver as a grocer’s assistant. Also living with Alfred and Ellen in 1911 were John’s wife and daughter, Ethel and Gladys.
First World War Experience
As with his brother, Oliver, William’s service records have not survived but we do know that he enlisted on 31st May 1915 and his Theatre of War was France
He was reported as being wounded twice – the first time in August 1916 and an article in the Bexhill Observer says:
“Private W. H. Wooler (sic) and Private R. Dunster, of the Royal Sussex Regiment, both of Sussex, have been wounded.”
The second report – in the Bexhill Chronicle dated 15th June 1918 – says “Wounded – Pte. W. H. Wooller (2323) Royal Sussex Regiment, Bexhill.”
Apart from the above we only know that the medals he received were:
Victory Medal, British War Medal, and the 15 Star.