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Wednesday 12 June 2013

War Grave Wednesday - William Alfred West


 
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
 
 
 
William Alfred West was born in 1909 in Maidenhead, Berkshire to Christopher Charles West, a refreshment house keeper, and his wife Louise Garraway.
 
William first appears aged one year old on the 1911 Census, living with his parents and older brother Christopher John West at 8 Bridge Street, Maidenhead Berkshire.  Living with the family at the time is William's paternal grandmother Mary Ann West.
 
At some point after the outbreak of World War Two, William joined  The King's Royal Rifle Corps, becoming a Warrant Officer, Second Class.  Sadly William was to pass away on 19th August 1942.
 
William's Commonwealth 

4 comments:

  1. Too many young lives lost in the wars.

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  2. "William first appears aged one year old on the 1911 Census, living with her parents and older brother Christopher John West at 8 Bridge Street, Maidenhead Berkshire."

    should read "with his parents". :-)

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    1. Beneath Thy Feet12 June 2013 at 13:12

      Oh, yes it should. Doh! Thanks for the heads up.

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  3. Always sobering to read these posts, but I'm glad you do the research and all --- thank you for sharing with Taphophile Tragics!

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