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Woolfe 'William' Delmonte

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortedatum:
03/04/1898
Geboorteplaats:
Hoxton, Middlesex, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Bediende Uitgeverij

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Strijdmacht:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Service nummer:
634099
Dienstneming plaats:
Stratford, Essex, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Eenheden:
 —  London Regiment, 1/20th Bn. (Blackheath and Woolwich)  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
21/08/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Westhoek, Zonnebeke, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
19

Begraafplaats

Menin Road South Military Cemetery
Plot: II
Rij: F
Graf: 11

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

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

Points of interest 3

#1 Geboorteplaats
#2 Dienstneming plaats
#3 'Sterfteplaats'

Mijn verhaal

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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Ancestry
https://www.ancestry.com/
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/96072/delmonte,-/
Gebruikte bronnen
The Long, Long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
Gebruikte bronnen
War Diary 141st Bde.
http://www.nmarchive.com/
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War Diary London Regiment, 1/20th Bn. (Blackheath and Woolwich)
http://www.nmarchive.com/
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