|Name: William ENGLAND
Born: Lambeth Surrey 1881
Lived: Brixton Surrey
Regiment: 7th Battalion The Queens
Service No.: G/24603 formerly 10764 Royal Sussex Regt.
Killed in Action: 16 March 1918 Age 36
Buried: The Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery France Plot 6 Row I Grave 11
|The 7th Battalion The Queens Regiment were in the vicinity of Varennes on the 16 March 1918. The Battalion history does not make any mention of the actual day and so we must assume it was just another day in the trenches on a tour of duty. Private England was taking the opportunity, after the morning stand to, to have a shave at his dug-out door when a high explosive shell fell near him, killing him and several others near by, instantly.|