William Alfred Langley

Memorial: Coalpit Heath - St Saviour's Church

Regiment: Dorset Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 19661

Parents: Luke and Nancy Langley (nee Bayley)

Marital status: Married

Home address: Frampton Cotterell, Bristol

Date of birth: 1885

Place of birth: Aberysthwyth, Cardiff

Date of death: 15/04/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Thiepval Memorial, France (Ref: Pier and Face 7 B)

Age: 32

Further information:

William Alfred Langley was born on 1884 in Wales, the only son of Luke and Nancy Langley (nee Bayley). His father was a stone mason. William married Rosina Langley (nee Holder) in 1907 and they had a daughter, Freda born in 1914

William joined up on 23 June 1916 in the Bedfordshire Regiment. He did his training at Lowestoft and Bedford. He was sent to France on 1st February 1917. After 3 weeks he was transferred to the 1st Battalion, Dorset Regiment

William was Killed in Action at the Battle of the Somme and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France (Ref: Pier and Face 7 B)

William Alfred Langley is remembered on the Chipping Sodbury and District War Memorial Cottage Hospital board, now at Yate and District Heritage Centre under Coalpit Heath

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Yate and District Heritage Centre and Forces War Records