Tandy, William Harold

Age: 19
Date of birth: 1896

Parents: Arthur and Jane Tandy
Address: 3 Swan Street

Occupation: Office worker at Daimler in Coventry

William was born in Warwick in the third quarter of 1896.

At the time of the 1901 census, the family lived at 93 West Street and consisted of Arthur and Jane and children George (7), William (4) and Millicent (1). Arthur was employed as a plumber.

In 1911, the family were living at 3 Swan Street where his father now ran his own plumbers shop.  Arthur (37) and Jane (36) had 9 children, all of whom were living with their parents: George Arthur James (17), William Harold (15), Amelia (11), Albert Victor (9), Elsie Gertrude (8), Bert Augustus (6), John (3), Frank Ernest (2) and Robert Eric (1). Jane assisted Arthur in the business and George was Arthur’s apprentice. William was employed elsewhere as a Grocers Clerk.

At the time of William’s death, his father was a Councillor.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Sergeant, 4689
Regiment/Service: 10th (Service) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 57th Brigade, 19th Division
Date of death: Sunday, July 23, 1916
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in Action - Battle of Pozieres
Commemorated/Buried: Thiepval Memorial, Somme
Awards: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: Westgate School, Avenue of Trees in St Nicholas Park

Warwick Advertiser 1st April 1916

Warwick Advertiser 5th August 1916


  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Photo of Tandy’s of Swan Street, advertisement from Spennell’s and excerpts from Warwick Advertiser courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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