Private William Dowell, 26904

  • Batt - 6
  • Unit - Somerset Light Infantry
  • Section -
  • Date of Birth -
  • Died - 16/09/1916
  • Age - 28

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Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland.
He was the son of the late Thomas and Frances Elizabeth Dowell of Hungerton, Leics. On the 31st January 1920 the Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys in Leicester published a Roll of Honour of former pupils, this records that William attended the school between the years 1901 and 1905. Other sources show his place of residence as Winkfield, Berks.

Leicestershire Project Findings
  • Conflict - World War I
Research from Michael Doyle's Their Name Liveth For Evermore
  • Unit - Somerset Light Infantry
  • Former Unit n.o - 25435
  • Former Unit - Wiltshire Regiment
  • Cause of death - KILLED IN ACTION
  • Burial Commemoration - Thiepval Mem., Somme, France
  • Born - Winkfield, Windsor, Berks
  • Enlisted - Ascot, Berks
  • Place of Residence - Hungerton, Leicestershire, England
  • Memorial - HUNGERTON, MEM., LEICS
  • Memorial - WYGGESTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR BOYS MEM., LEICESTER

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