Date of birth: July 1895
Parents: William Henry and Sarah Ann Milsom
Address: 1 Crompton Street
Occupation: Errand boy
William Henry was born in Warwick in July 1895. He was the eldest of six children. He had four sisters Mary, Theresa, Margaret and Kathleen and the youngest was his brother Aldford.
According to the census of 1911, the family were living at 1 Crompton Street, Warwick. William aged 15 was working as an errand boy.
William’s father, who was born in Jamaica, was working as a general labourer but according to his Warwick burial slip was an ex soldier. He died in 1928 aged 61. His mother Sarah Ann died in 1950 aged 78.
Rank & Number: Private, 148702
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Date of death: Wednesday, June 19, 1918
Cause of death/Battle: Died of pneumonia in Warnford Hospital, Leamington Spa
Commemorated/Buried: Warwick Cemetery - CWGC - 84 U 24
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at:
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office