Captain, 7th Battalion Border Regiment.
Died 18th September 1918, age 23.
Remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France.
Student of Science.
William was born in 1895 to William, a foreman maker-up at a bleach works, and Mary Ann Constantine of Bolton and attended the local municipal secondary school. In 1914 he entered Manchester University to study science. In February 1915 he enlisted with the Royal Army Medical Corps and in August 1916 he was commissioned. He then served with the Border Regiment and rose to the rank of Captain and was awarded a Military Cross the citation for which read “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in taking command of is company and leading them into action with the utmost courage and determination. It was not until they were relieved, thirty hours afterwards, that he was discovered to have been severely wounded over twenty four hours previously. His endurance and his devotion to duty cannot be too highly praised.” William was killed in September 1918 at Gauche Wood, north east of Peronne, France. He left effects worth £249 6s 8d to his father.