Date of birth: January 1891
Parents: William James and Lucy Carty
Address: 8 Guys Cliffe Terrace
Occupation: Worked at Lloyds Bank, Coventry
William was born in Budbrooke in January 1890 and baptised at St Mary’s Church on 15th February 1890. His father, William James was a Colour Sergeant with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. His mother was Lucy Carty nee Dyke.
1911 saw him living with brother Bertram (15) and mother Lucy (42) at 8 Guys Cliffe Terrace. He was aged 20 and employed as a Bank Clerk. His father, William, was working as a storekeeper in a spring balance makers in West Bromwich at the time.
William’s father worked in the Army Records Office, situated at the Court House in Jury Street, throughout the war.
The following news of William’s death appeared in the Warwick Advertiser:
William’s brother, Bertram, also fell in 1916 so William and Lucy lost both of their sons in the space of a few months.
Lucy and William both died in Warwick and they are buried in Warwick Cemetery where their sons are commemorated on their grave, whose inscription reads:
In Loving Memory of
LUCY the beloved wife of WILLIAM J CARTY died 29th July 1932 aged 68 years.
Also WILLIAM JAMES CARTY who died 9th November 1950 aged 92 years.
Also W.G. CARTY 2nd Lieutenant Royal Warwickshire Regiment killed in action in France 25th March 1916 aged 25 years.
And B.S. CARTY 2nd Lieutenant 12 Battalion Notts and Derby Regiment killed in action in France 21st August 1916 aged 20 years.
Rank & Number: Second Lieutenant, 7798
Regiment/Service: 10th (Service) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 57th Brigade, 19th Division
Date of death: Saturday, March 25, 1916
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action
Commemorated/Buried: Rue-de-Bacquerot No 1 Military Cemetery
Awards: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Nicholas Church, Warwick School
Whilst at Warwick School, William was, for three years, an officer in the Training Corps. He won the Sir Michael Lakin Bowl for best shot.
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Photograph and Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Records Office
- Gerard Frykman – Archivist Warwick School