Pte Delafield William

  • Geboortejaar: 1878
  • Geboorteplaats: Manchester, Lancashire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
  • Datum van overlijden: 06/10/1917
  • Plaats van overlijden: Bulgar Wood, België
  • Doodsoorzaak: Killed in action (K.I.A.)
  • Leeftijd: 39
  • Beroep: Voerman
  • Land: Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
  • Rang: Private
  • Service nummer: 18329
  • Dienstneming datum: 12/04/1915
  • Dienstneming plaats: Manchester, Lancashire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
  • Laatst gekende eenheid: The Prince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment), 7th Bn.
  • Strijdmacht: British Expeditionary Force


Extra informatie

William Delafield, a carter from Manchester, Lancashire, enlisted in April 1915, aged 37. William was married to Mary Agnes and had five children.

After having seen action at the Somme and on the Messines Ridge, Willam’s Battalion participated in the Battle of Passchendaele. On the 5th of October 1917, under the cover of darkness, the 7th South Lancs moved into frontline in Bitter and Bulgar Wood. The relief was difficult, due to the bad weather, the difficult terrain and the German shelling. The 7th South Lancs held their positions until they were relieved in the night of the 8th.

William was killed on 6 October 1917, leaving his family behind. He has no known grave and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.