Private William ENGLANDEdit

Name: William ENGLAND

Born: Lambeth Surrey 1881

Lived: Brixton Surrey

Enlisted: Lambeth

Regiment: 7th Battalion The Queens

Service No.: G/24603 formerly 10764 Royal Sussex Regt.

Rank: Private

Killed in Action: 16 March 1918 Age 36

Grafsteen William England

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.