Vernon, William



1895 - 1916
Rank Private
Service no.11730
Regiment 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment
DiedJune 15, 1916




William was born in 1895 in Leicester to Jeremiah Vernon, an iron foundry worker, and Mary Ann (nee Brumwell).
They had 10 children
Mary A 1881
Richard J 1883
Ernest 1888
Albert Edward 1888
Alice 1890
Mabel 1893
William 1895
Kate M 1899
Grace 1902
May 1905

In 1901 census the family lived at 33 Percival Street and in 1911 census they were at 13 Prospect Road where William is listed as a shoe clicker.

William became Private 11730 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment and was Killed in Action on 15.6.1916. He is on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France and also commemorated at St. Barnabas’s Church.

William’s photograph is in Leicester Mercury 31.8.1916 Pg 4.
Illustrated Chronicle 2.9.1916 Pg 12. Daily Post 31.8.191_6 Pg 1.

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