Woolfe 'William' Delmonte

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Hoxton, Middlesex, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Employé de l'édition

Informations service militaire

Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Stratford, Essex, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
 —  London Regiment, 1/20th Bn. (Blackheath and Woolwich)  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Westhoek, Zonnebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Menin Road South Military Cemetery
Parcelle: II
Rangée: F
Tombe: 11

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille — 18/04/1921
Victory Medal
Médaille — 18/04/1921

Points d'intérêt 3

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#2 Lieu d'enrôlement
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Mon histoire

William Delmonte was born in April 1898 in Hoxton, Middlesex, as Woolfe Delmonte. He was the son of Judah ‘Joseph or Henry’ Delmonte and Elizabeth Ann Hubbard. William attended the Haggerston Road School and the Stafford Road School. After his studies William took up a job as publishing clerk.

By the time of the Battle of Passchendaele, William had enlisted in the British Expeditionary Force. He served with the London Regiment 1/20th Battalion (Blackheath and Woolwich), part of the 141th Brigade, of the 47th (2nd London) Division.

On 21 August 1917 William’s Battalion relieved the 1/18th Battalion London Regiment in the frontline near the hamlet of Westhoek, roughly between Sans Souci and the Polygon Wood, in front of the Hanebeek Valley. Relief was completed during the night of the 21st. But during the relief the Battalion suffered about twelve casualties, possibly due to German shellfire.

William was one of them. The barely 19-year-old Private was evacuated to the hinterland, but succumbed to his wounds. William was buried in the Menin Road South Military Cemetery, where he was buried alongside, 16-year-old, George Thomas Brewster, also of the 1/20th London Regiment. Both boys died on the same day, which may indicate that they were both mortally wounded during the relief.

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Sources utilisées
The Long, Long Trail
Sources utilisées
War Diary 141st Bde.
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War Diary London Regiment, 1/20th Bn. (Blackheath and Woolwich)
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