Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment
Service No: 5319
Boer War service: Not known
Date of enlistment: Not known
Date of discharge: 27 Aug 1900
Reason for discharge: Died from illness whilst on military service (27 Aug 1900)
Other information: Died 27 August 1900 from enteric fever in Howick Civic Hospital, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. William’s death is commemorated on the South Staffordshire Boer War memorial in Lincoln Cathedral
Born: 1881 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Family: No family information is known.
Residence: In 1881 he was living in the Union Workhouse, Whitchurch. A contemporary newspaper article suggests that he was brought up by the Guardians of the Workhouse.
Employment: He was apprenticed to Mr Maddocks of Hadley, a farmer on Wrexham Road, Whitchurch. William completed his indentures before enlisting.
Death: 27 August 1900 in Howick Civic Hospital, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.
Other information: Left a legacy to Whitchurch workhouse