Watkins, William Thomas Edward

William Thomas Edward 


1895 - 1918
Rank Private
Service no.12784
DiedOctober 17, 1918



William Thomas Edward

William Thomas Edward Watkins

William was born in 1895 in Leicester and baptised on 6.9.1895 at St. Saviour’s Church. His parents were Thomas William Watkins, a train driver, and Mary Elizabeth (nee Hamson).
They had 5 children-
Ruby May 1893
William Thomas Edward 1895
George Harold 1891
Daisy Kathleen 1892
Harold Thomas G 1898

In 1901 census the family lived at 29 Matlock Street and in 1911 they were at 9 Wood Hill, Mere Road where William, aged 15, was listed as an apprentice brass finisher and engraver at Taylor, Taylor and Hobson.

He became Private 12784 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment and Died on 17.10.1918. He is buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France (viii C 16).