Date of birth: 1890
Parents: William and Emma Talbot
Wife: Alice Talbot (nee Austin)
Address: 19 Woodhouse Street
William was the elder of two boys. He was baptized on the 6th July 1890 at St Paul’s Church Warwick. His father’s name was also William and his mother’s name Emma. His brother John was six years younger.
William’s father worked in the building industry as a painter. William also worked in the building trade as a bricklayer.
William married Alice Austin on 8th November 1912 in the Parish Church at Harbury, Warwickshire. They had three children Violet Annie, Arthur William and Frederick George who sadly only lived for a week and who died on the 8th March 1917.
The following appeared in the Warwick Advertiser on 3rd August 1918, confirming William’s death almost a year previously:
Rank & Number: Sergeant, 267106
Regiment/Service: 1st/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 143rd Brigade, 48th Division
Date of death: Monday, August 27, 1917
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action near St Julien
Commemorated/Buried: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Pauls Church
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Excerpt from Warwick Advertiser courtesy of Warwickshire County Record office