William died of wounds on 17th October 1916 at Huddersfield war hospital. He had enlisted on 24th November 1915 and was mobilized in February 1916. William disembarked in France on 11th May 1916.
In 1911 he lived at 3 Dolphin Terrace, Ambler Thorn with his parents Levi and Martha and two older sisters Mary and Emily, he was employed as an apprentice cabinet maker, working for W. L. Dransfield and Son in Boothtown.
At the time of his death the family were living 2 Ladysmith Road, Ambler Thorn. (CWGC show house number as 18). William was engaged to Doris Batty of Westbourne Terrace.
William served in the 2nd Battalion. Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) he was wounded on 10th October 1916 receiving a gunshot wound to the right arm.
William had a life-long association with Ambler Thorn United Methodist Church where he was a member of the choir, he was also a Rechabite. His funeral was held on Friday the 20th October and he was interned at AMBLER THORN UNITED METHODIST BURIAL GROUND (new ground). His grave can still be visited today.