Hurst, William Henry

William Henry 


1897 - 1918
Rank Private
Service no.21584
DiedMay 1, 1918



William Henry

William was born in 1897 to William Henry Hurst, a shoe hand, and Phoebe (nee Knibbs) who married at St. Saviour’s church.

They had 8 children –
Martha 1893
Ethel Clara 1894
William Henry 1897
Amelia 1898
Beatrice May 1900
Alfred James 1904
Eveline Elizabeth 1906
Gertrude Emily 1909
Joseph H 1912

In 1901 census the family lived at 140 Mount Rd., Leicester.
In 1911 census they lived at 114 Grove Rd. and William was a shoe hand like his father.

William became Private 215841 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment and was Killed in Action on 1.5.1918 aged 21. He is buried at Fouquieres Churchyard Extension, France.