In the 1901 census William was living with his father Amos and mother Agnes in East
Haddon, but he was no longer there in 1911.
He joined the Grenadier Guards as a private in the 1st Battalion, was posted to France
when war broke out, and was killed on 15th May, 1915, aged 32.
He is commemorated on panel 2 of the Le Touret Memorial in the Pas de Calais.The
Le Touret Memorial commemorates over 13,400 British soldiers who were killed in this
sector of the Western Front from the beginning of October 1914 to the eve of the
Battle of Loos in late September 1915 and who have no known grave. This part of the
Western Front was the scene of some of the heaviest fighting of the first year of
He was survived by his mother Agnes, a brother and granddaughter, still living in
East Haddon, but his father had died between 1911 and 1915.