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WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
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SURNAMES - W

WADEY Percy James
Checker, Spitalfields - Rifleman S/32723, 16th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 18 April 1918. Born and resident Hackney, Middlesex. Joined Great Eastern Railway July 1907. Enlisted 5 March 1917 in Shoreditch, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 145 to 147.
WAGNER George Laurence
Parcels Clerk, Liverpool Street - Private 67677, 763rd Area Employment Company, Labour Corps. Killed in action 20 May 1918. Aged 25. Born Forest Gate, Essex. Resident Brighton, Sussex. Son of George and Esther Wagner, of 86, Goldstone Villas, Hove, Brighton. Enlisted in St. Pauls, Middlesex. Formerly Private 14656, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row I. Grave 15.
WALKER Harry
Painter's Labourer, Stratford, CME - Private G/9327, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 10 October 1915. Born November 1876 in Enfield, Middlesex. Joined Great Eastern Railway September 1905. Enlisted March 1915 in Stratford, Essex. Buried in SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave lost. Special memorial.
WALL John H
Labourer, Stratford, Stores Department - Private 46, 12th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 3 July 1916. Born West Ham, London. Enlisted in Ilford, London. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.
WALLER Albert
Coalman, Doncaster - Corporal 40129, 10th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 30 September 1917. Aged 28. Born Cambridge. Son of D. Waller, of 110, Sedgwick St., Cambridge; husband of Mrs. J. M. Rispin (formerly Waller), of 15, Palmer St., Doncaster. Joined Great Eastern Railway January 1914. Enlisted May 1916 in Doncaster. Formerly 30837, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVI. Row K. Grave 2. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge, St Philip's
WALLER Sidney Frank
Engine Cleaner, Cambridge - Private 38242, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4 June 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Cambridge. Son of David Henry and Alice Jane Waller, of 110, Sedgwick St., Mill Rd., Cambridge. Joined Great Eastern Railway September 1916. Enlisted 1917 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Buried in SEZANNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Marne, France. Row B. Grave 31. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge, St Philip's
WALLS William Robert
Shunter, Temple Mills - Corporal S/4117, 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 10 July 1916. Aged 25. Born West Ham, Essex. Resident Stratford, Essex. Husband of Mrs. J. Walls, of 173, Crownfield Rd., Stratford, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway January 1911. Enlisted 1914 in Leyton, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.
WALTON William Percy
Engine Cleaner, Stratford - Private 2008, 7th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 15 August 1915. Born Leyton, Essex. Resident Leytonstone, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1914. Territorial. Enlisted in Leyton, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 146 to 151 or 229 to 233.
WANSBURY Alec Augustus
Carriage Washer, Stratford - Private G/3544, 2nd Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 16 May 1915. Aged 44. Born October 1870 in City of London, Middlesex. Resident Bow, E. Middlesex. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1899. Enlisted November 1914 in Stratford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5.
WARD Arthur Samuel
Clerk, Locomotive Department, Norwich - Private 43517, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 5/6 October 1916. Born Norwich, Norfolk. Aged 20. Joined Great Eastern Railway August 1911. Enlisted 15 July 1915 in Norwich, Norfolk agd 19 years 1 month, as 2283, 1st/5th (Cyclist) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, resident 3 Belsize Road, Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich, embarked with the B.E.F. in France 28 July 1916, height 5 feet 5 inches, weight 8st 6lb, chest 33 inches, Railway Clerk by trade. Brother of Mr. Victor C. Ward, of 6 Finklegate, St. Catherine's Place, Norwich. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Norwich, resident with his parents Arthur and Helen E Ward, and his brother, Victor Ward, at 41, Synagogue Street, Norwich, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Norwich, Norfolk, an Errand Boy, resident with his parents Arthur and Ellen Ward, and his brother, Victor Ward, at 37 Synagogue Street, Norwich, Norfolk. Buried in DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 7.
WARD Edward William
Porter/Gateman, Swaffham - Gunner 182727, "B" Battery, 189th Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 24 October 1918. Aged 20. Resident Swaffham, Norfolk. Son of Henry and Clara Ward, of Watton Rd., Swaffham, Norfolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1915. Enlisted January 1917 in Norwich, Norfolk. Buried in QUEANT ROAD CEMETERY, BUISSY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 15.
WARD H
Harry Ward was admitted to the Leyton (2) Railway Workers branch of the National Union of Railwaymen, in 1913, aged 24, and died September 1918; he was a Builder with Great Eastern Railway. No further information currently available
WARE Samuel
Porter, Bishopsgate Goods - Private 12876, "D" Company, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1916. Aged 24. Born and resident Walthamstow, Essex. Son of Samuel and Mary Ware, of 33, Shakespeare Rd., Walthamstow, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1904. Enlisted September 1914 in Walthamstow, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.
WARMAN George Albert
Porter, White Hart Lane - Private 42914, 15th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Died 15 July 1918. Aged 19. Born Tottenham, Middlesex. Enlisted March 1917 in Tottenham, Middlesex. Formerly 34049, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in LE QUESNOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 5.
WARMAN George Henry
Sheet Dresser, Stores Department - Private 200254, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 37 March 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Squirrels Heath, Romford. Son of Mr. F. Warman, of 42, Hamilton Rd., Heath Park, Romford, Essex. His brother Percy Albert Warman also fell. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1911. Enlisted August 1914 in Romford. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 32 to 38.
WARREN John Henry
Coalman,Wood Street - Private 14449, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1917. Aged 36. Born Fulham, Middlesex. Resident Walthamstow, Essex. Son of the late John Bowles Warren and Ellen Warren; husband of Cicey Florence Taylor (formerly Warren), of 67, Cuthbert Rd., Wood St., Walthamstow, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1912. Enlisted August 1914 in Dover, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
WASPE Robert
Platelayer, Derby Road, Chief Civil Engineer's Department - Corporal 40012, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 32. Born Welnetham, Suffolk. Aged 32. Resident Ipswich. Son of David and Rose Waspe, of Westerfield, Ipswich, husband of Rose Hearn (formerly Waspe), of 23, Borough Rd., Ipswich. Enlisted in Ipswich. Formerly 22919, Suffolk Regiument. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
WATKINS Arthur John
Porter, Lea Bridge - Lance Corporal 301324, 11th Battalion, Tank Corps. Killed in action 25 August 1918. Aged 22. Born Woodford, Essex. Son of Mrs. A. Watkins, of 37, Marlowe Rd., Walthamstow, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1914. Enlisted January 1916 in Walthamstow, Essex. Formerly 5802, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 11.
WATSON Bertie William
Porter, Oulton Broad - Stoker 1st Class K/25594. H.M.S. "Vanguard", Royal Navy. Killed when his ship was sunk 9th July 1917. Aged 21. Born 8 December 1895 in Norwich. Son of Richard and Ellen Watson, of 15 Southend Rd., Bungay, Suffolk; brother of Ernest George Watson who also fell. Porter before enlisting. Enlisted 23 April 1915 for the duration of hostilities, height 5 feet 3½ inches, chest 37 inches, fair hair, hazel eyes, fair complexion. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Rockland St Marys, Norfolk, a Domestic Groom, resident with his parents, Richard and Ellen Watson, in Low Cottages, St Margarets Road, Bungay, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 24. See also Bungay, Suffolk
WATSON C F?

In the 1911 census Charles WATSON was aged 14, born Cambridge, employed in Railway Fitting Shops, resident with his parents, Ernest and fanny Watson, at 26, Cavendish Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

There was a Clement Frederick WATSON, Private 16419, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Born Bury St. Edmunds. Husband of Rose Ellen Fordham (formerly Watson), of 405, Newmarket Rd., Cambridge. Enlisted in Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

WATSON George Charles
Porter, March - Private 81707, 1st/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 21 August 1918. Aged 19. Born St. Ives, Huntingdonshire. Resident March, Cambridgeshire. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1915. Enlisted June 1917 in Wisbech. Buried in GLAGEON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot II. Row O. Grave 1. See also March, Cambridgeshire
WATSON H
Painter's Labourer - Rifleman - No further information currently available
WATSON Harold Sydney
Chief Engineer, Continental Traffic Manager's Department - Engineer Lieutenant, H.M.S. "Louvain", Royal Naval Reserve. Drowned when his was torpedoed by the Imperial German Navy submarine SM UC-22 in the Aegean Sea 20 January 1918. Joined Great Eastern Railway December 1888, left 1894, rejoined June 1899. In the 1911 census he was aged 36, born Harwich, Essex, a Marine Engineer, married to Emma with one son, resident 6, Elmhurst Road, Dovercourt, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 29.
WATSON W G
No further information currently available
WATTS Benjamin
Seaman, Continental steamers - Leading Seaman 191970, H.M.S. "Tyne", Royal Navy. Drowned in Leith Docks 3 October 1916. Aged 35. Born 14 July 1881 in Eydon, Northamptonshire. Son of Mrs. Amy Slater, of 22, Station Rd., Harwich also listed as of Red Lion Hotel, George Street, Harwich. Joined Great Eastern Railway 27 July 1911. Enlisted 2 August 1914. Buried in EDINBURGH (SEAFIELD) CEMETERY, Edinburgh. Screen Wall. M. 376.
WATTS Percy Fred O
Fireman, Peterborough - Private 14878, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 October 1915. Aged 20. Born Woodston, Hunts. Son of Frederick Watts, of 6, South View, London Rd., Peterborough. Joined Great Eastern Railway September 1911. Enlisted September 1914 in Peterborough, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.
WATTS Sidney
Goods Porter,Padnal Siding, Shippea Hill - Private 328080, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 May 1917. Aged 19. Born Littleport, Cambs. Joined Great Eastern Railway September 1914. Enlisted July 1916 in Ely, Cambs. Formerly 6758, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row L. Grave 1. See also Prickwillow, Ely, Cambridgeshire
WATTS W
No further information currently available
WATTS Walter Alfred
Steward, Continental steamers - Private 12666, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 March 1915. Aged 21. Born Dovercourt, Essex. Son of Mrs. Mary Amelia Watts, of 3, Council Houses, Thorpe-le-Soken, Clactonon-Sea. Joined Great Eastern Railway 2 July 1910. Enlisted August 1914 in Harwich, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.
WEAL Charles Arthur
Engine Cleaner, Stratford- Private 1765, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds in Rouen Hospital 5 March 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Ilford. Son of Julia C. Weal, of 28, Herbert Rd., Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex, and the late Joseph Weal. Joined Great Eastern Railway January 1915. Enlisted May 1916 in Ilford. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section O. Plot VII. Row I. Grave 11.
WEAL Thomas [Edward]
Clerk, Locomotive Department - Lance Corporal 8484, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 21 November 1914. Aged 25. Born, 8 December 1888, and resident Ilford, Essex. Son of Joseph and Julia Weal, of 28, Herbert Rd., Seven Kings, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway August 1913. Reservist. First enlisted 25 September 1905 in Warley, Essex, as Private 483, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment, aged 17 year 10 months, resident 6, Ash Grove, Green Lanes, Ilford, Essex, born Ilford, a Labourer, height 5 feet 4 inches, weight 112lbs, chest 35 inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of Englnd. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Ilford, residenmt with his parents, Joseph and Julia Weal, at 6, Ash Grove, Ilford, Romford, Essex. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 63.
WEBB Alfred Thomas
Locomotive Fireman, Stratford- Lance Corporal G/3094, 8th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 26 September 1915. Born Mitcham, Surrey. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1905. Enlisted September 1914 Stratford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 95 to 97.
WEBB George William
Engine Cleaner,Stratford - Private C/4184, 17th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Leytonstone, Essex.Son of Mr. G. and Alice Webb, of 62, Harrow Road, Leytonstone, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway 25 January 1915. Enlisted circa July 1915 in Stratford, Essex. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART, Somme, France. Row E. Grave 7.
WEBBER Arthur
Assistant Usher, Hotels Department - Lance Corporal 205859, 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment posted to 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 7 August 1918. Aged 23. Resident Brentwood. Enlisted December 1914 in Handel Street, London. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 85 and 86.
WELHAM Donald Eugene
Boltmaker, Stratford, Wagon Shops - Sapper 554039, 511th (London) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 13 December 1917. Aged 32. Born 6 December 1885. Resident Stratford, Essex. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Welham, of Stratford; husband of Ethel Margaret Welham, of 65, Colgrave Rd., Stratford, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway November 1908. Enlisted June 1915 in Victoria Park, Middlesex. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row D. Grave 9.
WELHAM Percival Ernest
Lad Porter, Diss - Private 19535, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 11 April 1916. Born Stowmarket, Suffolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1914. Enlisted May 1915 in Norwich, Norfolk. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot VI. Row J. Grave 17.
WELLS Herbert

Gas Fitter's Labourer, CCE Department - Sergeant 2207, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 October 1916. Aged 33. Born March, Cambridgeshire. Second son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Wells, of 22, Upwell Road, March, Cambridgeshire. Joined Great Eastern Railway February 1900. Enlisted in March, Cambridgeshire. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY, THIEPVAL, Somme, France. Plot XVII. Row E. Grave 6. See also March, Cambridgeshire.

WELLS J W
Boilermaker's Assistant - Private - Cannot locate a Union or census record that gives an indication of this man. Plenty of Army information but cannot determine which he is - No further information currently available
WEST Edward Thomas
Cropper Hand, Stratford Market, Printing Works - Able Seaman London/Z/644, S.S. "Whorlton", Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Supposed drowned when his ship went missing 11 January 1918. Aged 23. Born 12 October 1894 in London. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth West, of 81, Arthingworth St., West Ham, London, and the late Frederick West. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1911. Enlisted October 1914. Formerly served 6 months as Bugler Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, originally enlisted 10 November 1910, re-enlisted 23 October 1914; with Benbow Battalion A/40 22 February 1915, transferred to Drake Battalion 12 June 1915 to 18 July 1915, suffered from influenza, rejoined Drake Battalion from duty as Prison Guard at Imbros 16 February 1916 until 24 March 1916 when he returned to the United Kingdom for Sea-service; embarked HMS "President III" (Defensively Armed Merchant Ships) 13 November 1917, assigned to S.S. "Wharlton". Height 5 feet 3½ inches, chest 35 inches, fair complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 31.
WEST Frederick
Goods Porter, Bishopsgate - Gunner 9264, 112th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in hospital in Birmingham, United Kingdom, 25 July 1917. Aged 36. Born Hackney, Middlesex. Resident Walthamstow, Essex. Husband of Lilian Rose West, of 94, Edmund Rd., Walthamstow. Joined Great Eastern Railway 22 November 1915. Enlisted 11 September 1916 in Whitehall, Middlesex. Buried in WALTHAMSTOW (QUEEN'S ROAD) CEMETERY, Essex. PLot/Row/Section/Area D. Grave 498.
WEST, MM Gordon
Clerk, March, Traffic Department - Sergeant 325615, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 August 1918. Aged 22. Born March, Cambridgeshire. Son of Mrs. A. West, of 155, Creek Rd., March, Cambs. Joined Great Eastern Railway October 1911. Enlisted 3 September 1914 in March, Cambridgeshire. Formerly 2274, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME, Somme, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 5. See also March, Cambridgeshire.
WEST Reginald Bernard
Engine Cleaner, Peterborough - Private 56665, 17th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 31 October 1918. Born Stanground, Northants. Resident Filey, Yorks. Joined Great Eastern Railway November 1916. Enlisted 1917 in Peterborough, Northants. Buried in VICHTE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 7. See also Old Fletton, Huntingdonshire and Filey, Yorkshire
WEST Reginald George
Parcels Delivery Porter, Thetford - Private 29355, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 22 October 1917. Aged 21. Born Swaffham, Norfolk. Son of Richard and Ellen West, of Lynn Rd., Swaffham, Norfolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway June 1913. Enlisted January 1916 in Norwich, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A. See also Swaffham, Norfolk
WEST William [Alfred]
Porter, Epping- Private 19608, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 20 July 1916. Aged 19. Born Chelsea, Middlesex. Resident Theydon Bois, Essex. Son of William and Edith West, of Woburn Avenue, Theydon Bois, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1914. Enlisted June 1914 in Epping, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.
WESTON Alfred Frederick
Coach Painter, Stratford, Carriage Department - Private 12540, 9th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born London. Son of Mrs. C. S. Weston, of 85, Millins Rd., Leytonstone, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1910. Enlisted 1 Sepytember 1914 in London. Buried in DEVONSHIRE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Row B. Grave 4.
WESTWOOD Sydney George
Acting Fireman, Chelmsford - Private 10568, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1915. Aged 20. Born Shenfield, Essex. Resident Brentwood, Essex. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Westwood, of 31, Railway Square, Brentwood, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1913. Enlisted 1914 in Warley, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 85 to 87.
WHATLING Arthur Robert
Porter, Newbury Park - Ordinary Seaman London Z/7443, H.M. Trawler "Remindo", Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed when his vessel was sunk by an explosion off Portland, German claims state torpedoed by UC-79 on the French side of the Channel, 2 February 1918. Aged 18. Born 17 October 1889 in Ilford, Essex. Son of Arthur Silvanus Whatling, of 238, Ley Street, Ilford, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway November 1913. Admitted to the Ilford Railway Workers Branch of the National Union of Railwaymen in 1915, aged 16. Enlisted September 1917. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Ilford, a Scholar, resident with his parents, Arthur and Harriet Whatling, at 23,8 Ley Street, Ilford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 31.
WHEATLEY John Henry
Fireman, Peterborough - Private 18793, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 June 1918. Aged 22. Born Peterborough, Northants. Son of Joseph and Betsy Wheatley, of Peterborough; husband of Annie Wheatley, of 149, New Rd., Woodston, Peterborough. Enlisted May 1915 in Peterborough, Northants. Buried in RATION FARM (LA PLUS DOUVE) ANNEXE, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 28.
WHIFFEN [Albert] Edwin [John]
Clerk, North Wootton - Private 240412, 1st/5th Battalion (T.F.), Norfolk Regiment. Died in Palestine 23 July 1917. Aged 20. Son of Albert and Emma Whiffin, of Suvla House, Linton, Cambs. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1913. Enlisted September 1914 in East Dereham, Norfolk. Buried in DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Syria. Plot A. Grave 89. See also Linton, Cambridgeshire and Linton St. Mary, Cambridgeshire.
WHIPPS Edwin
Labourer, Stratford - Private 8614, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 20 March 1918. Aged 28. Born and resident Romford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Whipps, of Romford, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway October 1911. Reservist. Enlisted in Romford, recalled 1914. Buried in NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row D. Grave 4.
WHISTLE Benjamin
Porter, Bishopsgate - Private 1034, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 27 March 1918. Aged 39. Born Lambeth, Surrey. Son of the late George Francis Whistle. Joined Great Eastern Railway 14 June 1911. Enlisted 20 August 1914 in London. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 44 and 45.
WHITAKER Eric Arthur
Booking Clerk, Hadham - Private 15787, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25 December 1915. Aged 20. Born and resident Standon, Hertfordshire. Son of Francis Henry and Emma Whitaker, of Old Bell Inn, Standon, Herts. Joined Great Eastern Railway July 1909. Enlisted 1914 in Hertford. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 1A. See also Standon, Hertfordshire
WHITBREAD Herbert
Cook's Mate, Restaurant Cars - Driver T4/211785 [Listed as T4/211705 on SDGW], 3rd Base Horse Transport Depot, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in the Balkans 19 January 1918. Aged 25. Born Woodford. Resident South Woodford, Essex. Son of Frederick and Bridget Whitbread, of 23, Daisy Rd., George Lane, South Woodford, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway June 1914. Enlisted 8 August 1914 in Walthamstow. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 212.
WHITE Francis Harold
Parcels Porter, Liverpool Street- Private 4853, 1st/23rd (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 16 September 1916. Aged 23. Born and resident Leyton. Son of George Horace and Lucy Anne White, of 121, Albert Rd., Leyton; husband of Charlotte Ruth White, of 121, Albert Rd., Leyton, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1907. Enlisted March 1915 in Leyton. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C.
WHITE G
Goods Clerk, Bishopsgate (Accounts) - Private, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 1918. Aged 23. Joined Great Eastern Railway December 1909. Enlisted 31 August 1914. - Not enough information to isolate this man - - No further information currently available
WHITE Thomas
Loader, Bishopsgate Goods - Private G/916, Depot, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died from heart disease whilst on active service in United Kingdom 21 October 1916. Aged 50. Born St. Luke's, Middlesex. Resident Tottenham, Middlesex. Husband of Mrs. White, of 3, Albert Place, High Rd., Tottenham. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1897. Enlisted September 1914 in Finsbury Barracks, Middlesex.Buried in TOTTENHAM CEMETERY, Middlesex. Gen. 7305 (Screen Wall).
WHITESIDE Percival
Goods Porter, Devonshire Street - Private 14521, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 17 February 1916. Born Tottenham, Middlesex. Resident New Southgate, Middlesex. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1911. Enlisted in Hackney, Middlesex. Buried in BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 16.
WHITING Jesse Herbert
Number Taker, Cambridge - Private 21525, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 October 1917. Born Newport, Essex. Resident Cambridge. Joined Great Eastern Railway July 1913. Enlisted May 1917 in Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge, St. Philip's
WHITING Percy Alfred
Permanent Way Labourer, Ipswich - Private G/57236 [CWGC} or G/57230 [SDGW], 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City Of London Regiment). Killed in action 9 October 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Colfair Green. Son of Everett W. and Ada Whiting, of Coldfair Green, Saxmundham. As a Permanent Way Labourer he was admitted into the Ipswich Railway Workers Branch of the National Union of Railwaymen in 1915, aged 20. Enlisted 14 March 1917 in Ipswich. Formerly 21481, 30th Training Reserve Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A.
WHITNEY Laurie Stonecliffe
Clerk, Godmanchester (Goods) - Company Quartermaster Sergeant 290018, 1st/1st Huntingdon (Cyclist Battalion), Army Cyclist Corps. Died of pneumonia in Scarborough Military Hospital, United Kingdom, 11 July 1917. Aged 24. Born Bury, Hunts. Resident Godmanchester. Son of Charles Whitney, of 4, Station Rd., Chatteris; husband of Mary Elizabeth Whitney, of 107, Argyle Rd., Ealing, Middx. Joined Great Eastern Railway August 1906. Territorial. Enlisted Agust 1914 in Huntingdon. Buried in CHATTERIS (MEEKS) CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Plot/Row/Section/ Area B. Grave 181. See also Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire
WHYMAN Albert Victor
Clerk - Lance Sergeant 62294, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 24 March 1917. Aged 24. Born in Enfield, London. Resident Edmonton. Son of Henry and Emma Whyman. Enlisted in Putney. Formerly 3090, 3rd City of London Yeomanry. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Enfield, Middlesex, a Railway Clerk, resident with his parenst, Henry Francis and Emma Mary Ann Whyman, at 58, Junction Road, Lower Edmonton N., Edmonton, Middlesex. Buried at FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row K. Grave 28.
WIDOCKS Herbert [Edward]
Steward, Continental Marine Staff - Chief Steward, H.M.S. "Newmarket", Mercantile Marine Reserve. Killed was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine 'UC-38' south of Nikaria Island in the Aegean Sea, 17 July 1917. Husband of Clementine Widocks, of 123, Great Tichfield Street, London W. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, a boarder, born Poller Street, Harlow, a Ships Steward, resident at Blue House Farm, Dovercourt, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1 May 1902. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panle 26.
WIFFEN Charles
Clerk, Bishopsgate Goods - Private 11635, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action in Mesopotamia 29 March 1917. Aged 19. Born Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire. Resident Ilford, Essex. Son of Fredrick and Alice Mary Wiffen, of 50, Wilton Rd., Ilford, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway June 1913. Enlisted September 1914 in St. Paul's Churchyard, London. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 30 and 64.
WIGG Robert
Scotcher, Norwich (Thorpe) - Private 17370, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 4 August 1917. Aged 19. Born St. James, Norwich, Norfolk. Son of Mrs. E. Wigg, of 48, Anchor St., Norwich. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1912. Enlisted December 1914 in Norwich, Norfolk. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 6.
WIGGETT William [Henry]
Bricklayer, Beccles - Sapper 153706, 106th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 22 March 1918. Aged 31. Born Beccles, Suffolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway 30 March 1914. Enlisted 10 March 1916 in Beccles, Suffolk. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XI. Row C. Grave 13.
WIGHTON George Edwin
Draughtsman, Stratford, Works Drawing Office - Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion attached 11th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 11 March 1916. Aged 23. Son of Margaret Mary Wighton, of 150, South Birkbeck Rd., Leytonstone, London, and the late George Whadey Wighton. Joined Great Eastern Railway November 1906. Enlisted via O.T.C. 1914. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born West Ham, resident with his parents, George W and Margaret M Wighton, at 8, Charles Terrace, Low Leyton, West Ham, London & Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born West Ham, Essex, a Railway Engineers Apprentice, resident with his mother, Margaret Wighton, at 24, Lincoln Street, Leytonstone, Cann Hall, London & Essex. Buried in ST. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row M. Grave 17.
WILBY Horace Frederick
Goods Porter, Mellis- Lance Corporal 14896, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 4 April 1918. Aged 24. Born Mellis, Suffolk. Son of Horace and Alice Wilby, of the Falcon Inn, Mellis, nr. Eye, Suffolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1913. Enlisted September 1914 in Bury St. Edmunds. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXXIII. Row D. Grave 24A.
WILKINS Charles H
Caller Off, Bishopsgate - Sergeant 13253, 7th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action in Salonika 20 October 1917. Born Wood Green, Middlesex. Resident Bethnal Green, Middlesex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 11 August 1902. Enlisted 3 September 1914 in Finsbury, Middlesex. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot D. Grave 743.
WILKINS William Thomas
Vanguard, London Cartage Committee - Private G/1456, 3rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 22 April 1915. Aged 19. Born Stepney, Middlesex. Son of George T. Wilkins, of 25, Ion Square, Hackney Rd., Bethnal Green, London, and the late Kate Wilkins. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1910. Enlisted August 1914 in London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 49 and 51.
WILLGRESS William
Porter, Lowestoft Central - Private 14634, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915. Aged 20. Born Castleacre, Norfolk. Son of Mrs. A. E. Willgress, of Pales Green, Castle Acre, King's Lynn. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1912. Enlisted 1914 in Lowestoft. Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 5. See also Castle Acre, Norfolk
WILLIAMS Sidney Thomas
Clerk, Cambridge, Chief Traffic Manager's Office - Private 40596, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Joined Great Eastern Railway October 1915. Enlisted March 1917 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Formerly 36419, Suffolk Regiment. In the 1911 census he is the son of Louisa Williams (a widow), aged 13, at school, born Cambrodge, resident with his mother at 55 Argyle Street, Cambridge. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row K. Grave 9. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge, St Luke's
WILLIAMSON Alan Charles
Clerk, Accountant's Department - Corporal 2523, 15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles), London Regiment. Died of wounds 13 May 1916. Aged 20. Resident Seven Kings. Son of Charles Robert and Louie Williamson, of Seven Kings, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1911. Enlisted 1914 in London. Buried in LE TREPORT MILITARY CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot 2. Row M. Grave 2B.
WILLINGALE Leopold Walter
Assistant Gasman, Loughton - Private 12696, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 13 August 1915. Aged 31. Born and resident Loughton, Essex. Son of Henry and Louisa Willingale, of Loughton; husband of Mrs. C. L. Willingale, of 120, Smarts Lane, Loughton, Essex; cousin of Samuel (below). Joined Great Eastern Railway October 1903. Enlisted 5 September 1914 in Warley, Essex. Buried in AUCHONVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 11. See also Loughton, Essex
WILLINGALE Samuel
Carriage Cleaner, Loughton - Gunner 134684, 287th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 29 November 1917. Born and resident Loughton, Essex. Cousin of Leoplod (above). Joined Great Eastern Railway August 1914. Enlisted December 1916 in Epping, Essex. Buried in YPRES TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row F. Grave 15. See also Loughton, Essex
WILLIS Russell George
Carriage Washer, Ilford - Sergeant 200223, 1st/4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 26 March 1917. Born and resident Ilford, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1913. Territorial. Enlisted 1914 in Barking, Essex. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot X. Row G. Grave 7.
WILSON Allan E
Engineer's Assistant (Civil Engineer's Department), Cambridge - Second Lieutenant, 79th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of pneumonia following an attack of appendicitis 25 August 1915. Aged 26. Son of Thomas and Kate Wilson. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1906. Enlisted October 1914. Buried in CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 23.
WILSON George
Clerk, Bishopsgate, Traffic Department - Sapper WR/262768, Railway Operating Division, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 18 August 1918. Born Norwich, Norfolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway September 1895. Enlisted 2 January 1917. in Shoreditch, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.
WILSON Hedley Norman
Clerk, Sec & Compt Department - Lance Corporal 682763, 2nd/22nd (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment. Died of wounds in the Egyptian Theatre of War 28 April 1918. Aged 21. Born Tottenham. Resident Leytonstone. Son of George and Florence Wilson, of 467, Grove Green Rd., Leytonstone, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway 25 July 1911. Enlisted May 1915 in Oxford Street, London. Formerly 4784, 9th Battalion, London Regiment. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section V. Grave 52,
WILSON William Henry
Police Constable, Liverpool Street - Private L/7439, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 23 August 1914. Aged 29. Born Clapton Park, Middlesex. Son of Thomas W. and Emma Louisa Wilson, of 25, Halidon St., Homerton, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1912/1913. Reservist. Enlisted in Maidstone, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.
WINMILL Westropp Orbell Peyton
Apprentice Fitter - Lieutenant, 1st Battalion attached to 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Aged 23. Son of Frances Ada Macnab (formerly Winmill, Nee Peyton), and the late George Winmill; husband of Myfaneny Winmill (nee Clarke). Educated at the Bedford School and Sandhurst. Also served as a Pilot in R.F.C. No known grave. Commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29. See also Bedford St. Martin's
WINTER Henry
Acting Fireman, Palace Gates- Lance Corporal 11488, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 3 June 1916. Aged 21. Born Colney, Herts. Resident Barnet, Herts. Joined Great Eastern Railway prior to 28 March 1913. Enlisted in Islington, Middlesex. Buried in CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row Q. Grave 7.
WINTER Leonard
Coachmaker, Stratford, Carriage Department - Private G/61091, 6th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 28 March 1918. Aged 19. Born Leyton, Essex. Resident Leytonstone, Essex. Son of Charles and Fanny Winter (Stepmother), of 39, Brierley Rd., Leytonstone, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1913. Enlisted February 1917 in Leyton, Essex. Buried in HAMEL MILITARY CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 22.
WITH Charles Ernest
Porter, Goods, Bishopsgate - Private 9701, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 15 October 1914. Born Shoreditch, Middlesex. Resident Homerton, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1914. Enlisted in Stratford, Essex. Buried in Y FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, BOIS-GRENIER, Nord, France. Special Memorial. Row K. Grave 47. (Buried near this spot).
WITHAM William [Charles]
Porter, Grange Hill - Private 19562, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 21 April 1916. Aged 21. Born Childerditch, Essex. Son of George and Ada Witham, of 1, Castle Cottage, Rippleside, Barking, Essex. Enlisted in Ilford, Essex. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row K. Grave 37.
WITT A
In the 1901 census there is an Albert Witt, aged 31, a Railway Pointsman, married to Mary B, born Broad Chalk, Wiltshire, resident 1, Bewick Street, Battersea, Wandsworth, London & Surrey. In the 1911 census there is an Albert Pitt, aged 41, a Railway Pointsman, married to Mary Blanch, Born Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, resident 18 Farlton Wandsworth S.W., Wandsworth, London & Surrey. *** No further information currently available ***
WIX George Henry
Labourer, Stratford, Stores Department - Private R/31691, 11th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 22 November 1917. Aged 26. Born Leytonstone, Essex. Son of Samuel Wix, of 875, High Rd., Leytonstone; husband of Kate Wix, of 57, Colegrave Rd., Stratford, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1915. Enlisted August 1916 in Stratford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated at CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 9.
WOLF Henry Frederick
Tube Cleaner, Stratford - Private 9118, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 9 June 1915. Born Bethnal Green. Resident Islington. Enlisted in London. No known grave. Commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.
WOOD William John
Porter, Shenfield - Private 2183, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action ar Gallipoli 20 August 1915. Aged 22. Born 6 July 1893. Resident Shenfield, Essex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wood, of 1, Railway Cottages, Shenfield, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1909. Enlisted September 1914 in Brentwood, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 146 to 151 or 229 to 233.
WOODBINE Arthur Ernest
Number Taker, Whitemoor - Private 1345, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 November 1916. Aged 20. Born March, Cambridgeshire. Baptised 31 August 1896 in March, St Wendreda, resident St Peter's Road, March. Son of Arthur and Harriet Ann Woodbine, of 24, Wisbech Road, March, Cambridgeshire. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1910. Enlisted August 1914 in March, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born March, Cambridgeshire, resident with his parents, Arthur and Harriet A Woodbine, in Wisbech Road, March, March (Isle of Ely), North Witchford, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B. See also March, Cambridgeshire.
WOODLEY Charles
Porter/Pointsman, Whittlesford - Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 8 October 1918. Aged 26. Son of Stephen and Matilda Woodley, of Cambridge Rd., Duxford, Cambridge. Joined Great Eastern Railway November 1911. Admitted to the Cambridge Railway Workers Branch of the National Union Of Railwaymen in 1913, a Porter, aged 21. Territorial. Called up 1914. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Duxford, a Horseman on Farm, resident with his parents, Stephen and Matilda Woodley, in Chapel Street, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Buried in PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY, Aisne, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 20. See also Duxford, Cambridgeshire
WOODS David Edward Harry
Cloak Room Porter, Yarmouth (S.T.) - Private 20631, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Drowned at sea when the Hospital Ship Royal Edward was sunk in the Aegean Sea 13 August 1915. Born, March 1896, and resident Attleborough, Norfolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1912. Enlisted 26 December 1914 in Norwich. Formerly 17503, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 146 to 151 or 229 to 233. See also Attleborough, Norfolk.
WOODS Harry
Signaller Fitter's Labourer, Ipswich, Civil Engineering Department - Able Seaman R/1241, Drake Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 28 May 1918. Born 10 April 1892 in Ipswich, Suffolk. Son of Alfred Woods, of 51, Commercial Road, Ipswich, later of 38, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich. Joined Great Eastern Railway February 1915. Formerly served 5 years in 4th Suffolks (Territorials) went to Army Reserve 1 October 1916, enlisted 24 April 1917, in draft for Howe Battalion, British Expeditionary Force 9 July 1917, joined Base Depot Calais 11 July 1917, posted to unit 1 August 1917 to 7 August 1917 when he suffered from Hydroceleand was invalided to United Kingdom 13 August 1917, reassigned tp the draft for British Expeditionary Force 29 April 1918, joined Drake Battalion 12 MAy 1918 and served until his death, occupation listed as a Signal Fitter. In the 1911 census he is listed as Wilfred Harold Woods, aged 18, born Ipswich, Suffolk, a Railway Labourer, resident with his parents, Alfred and Susan Woods, at 38, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich, Suffolk. Buried in MESNIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION,Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 5.
WOODS William James

Acting Fireman, Lowestoft - Private G/25842, No. 1 Company, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 23 October 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Lowestoft, Suffolk. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Woods, of 73, Seago St., Lowestoft. Joined Great Eastern Railway August 1915. Enlisted 28 May 1917 in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Formerly 38231, Royal Warwickshire Regiment Regiment. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAU, Nord, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 9. See also Lowestoft and Lowestoft, St Margaret's

WOODWARD H J?
No further information currently available
WOOLLARD Robert George
Under Shunter, Ipswich - Lance Corporal 21911, 8th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 26 September 1916. Aged 30. Born Claydon, Suffolk. Son of Thomas and E. Woollard, of Paper Mill Lane, Claydon, Ipswich. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1902. Enlisted May 1915 in Ipswich. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.
WOOLTORTON John William
Porter, Brimsdown - Driver 207386, 38th Reserve Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died from spotted fever at Cambridge Hospital, United Kingdom, 27 May 1917. Aged 19. Born Tottenham, Middxlesex. Son of William Ernest and Elizabeth Wooltorton, of 1, Culvert Rd., South Tottenham. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1912. Enlisted January 1917 in Mill Hill, Middlesex. Buried in TOTTENHAM CEMETERY, Middlesex. General grave 7304 (Screen Wall).
WRIGHT Albert Edward
Clerk, Bishopsgate Goods - Gunner 45763, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds (gas) in the United Kingdom 22 April 1918. Aged 22. Resident Enfield Lock, London N. Joined Great Eastern Railway 22 March 1910. Enlisted 21 September 1914 in Tottenham, London N. Buried in ENFIELD (HERTFORD ROAD) CEMETERY, Middlesex. Plot C. Row C. Grave 421.
WRIGHT Arthur
General Labourer, Lowestoft, Harbour Works - Private 9263, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in France 13 October 1915. Aged 20. Born Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Son of Mrs. Priscilla Wright, of 28, White Horse St., Lowestoft. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1903. Enlisted Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38. See also Lowestoft and Lowestoft, St Margaret's
WRIGHT Frank Horace
Clerk, Godmanchester- Private 225503, 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers) posted to 2nd/2nd Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born Haxey, Yorkshire. Resident Huntingdon. Joined Great Eastern Railway January 1906. Enlisted in Huntingdon. Territorial. Formerly 156, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. In the 1911 census he was a boarder with Elizabeth Smith, aged 20, a Railway Booking Clerk, born Haxey, resident 13 Ingram Street, Huntingdon. In the 1901 census he was the son of Alfred and Annie Elizabeth Wright, aged 10, a school boy, born and resident Haxey, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. Buried in CHAUNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Special memorial. Plot 2. Row F. Grave 3. Se also Huntingdon St. Mary's
WRIGHT Harry
Fettler, Stratford Works, Iron Foundry - Private 6330, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 7 March 1915. Born, 31 December 1883, and resident Ilford, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway November 1908. Reservist. Served in the South African (Boer) War. Enlisted in Ilford, Essex. Buried in CALVAIRE (ESSEX) MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row J. Grave 6.
WRIGHT John
Platelayer, Civil Engineering Department - Gunner 163893, 6th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 15 April 1918. Aged 23. Born and resident Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire. Son of Tom and Louisa Wright, of Little Thetford, Ely, Cambs. Joined Great Eastern Railway October 1914. Enlisted 26 May 1917 in Cambridge. Buried at MONT NOIR MILITARY CEMETERY, ST. JANS-CAPPEL, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 6. See also Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire.
WRIGHT J
Porter - Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. - No further information currently available
WRIGHT Joseph James
Horsekeeper, London Cartage Committee - Private 5514, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 15 November 1916. Aged 27. Born Barking. Resident Romford. Son of Mr. W. and Mrs. J. Wright, of Barking, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway November 1912. Enlisted 29 September 1914 in Stratford. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 21.
WRIGHT Reginald Ralph
Page, Hotel Department - Lance Sergeant 371480, 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment. Died of wounds in hospital 2 September 1918. Resident Romford. Joined Great Eastern Railway 18 December 1911. Enlisted 1915 in London. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 70.
WRIGHT Samuel Watkins
Booking Clerk, Watton - Corporal 1719, 1st/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 13 August 1915. Born Watton, Norfolk. Baptised 30 June 1889 in Watton, Norfolk, son of Richard William and Sarah Wright. Married Helen Fanny Goward in Watton 17 June 1915, aged 26. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1903. Territorial. Enlisted 8 May 1912 in Watton, Norfolk, aged 22 years, height 5 feet 5 inches, chest 38 inches, a Railway Clerk by trade, born Watton. Wife listed as Helen F Goodwin on attestation details. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Watton, a Railway Clerk, resident with his mother, Sarah Wright, at the Railway Hotel, Watton, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 43 to 45. See also Watton, Norfolk
WRIGHTSON Hugh Charles
Porter, Bishopsgate - Private L/10341, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 31 October 1914. Born Shoreditch, Middlesex. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1914. Enlisted 3 August 1914 in London. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.
WYE David Herbert
[Listed as D A WYE on memorial and David Harold WYE on SDGW] Shunter, King's Lynn - Private G/8060, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 18 April 1918. Born 3 December 1893 in Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire. Baptised 9 July 1899 in Waterbeach, son of David Curtis and Mercy Wye. Resident King's Lynn, Norfolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway November 1913. Admitted to the Lynn Railway Workers Branch of the National Union Of Railwaymen in 1915, as a Shunter, aged 22. Enlisted February 1916 in King's Lynn, Norfolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Waterbeach, attending school, resident with his parents, David Curtis and Mercy Wye, in High Street, Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Waterbeach, a Farm Labourer, resident with his parents, David and Mercy Wye, at Denny Abbey, Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire. Buried in HARINGHE (BANDAGHEM) MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row F. Grave 28. See also Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire and Waterbeach, St John.

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