William, or Billy as I believe he was known to his friends, was a Private in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. The only details of his army service located so far are that on his wedding certificate(18) for his marriage to Lillian Woods at The New Wesleyan Chapel, Edgworth on 29th May 1916 his occupation is listed as “Private 23631, 11th Batt. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (Painter and Decorator)”.
Service Number: 23631
Date of Birth: 1886
Date of Death: 1979
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