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.