Memorial: Downend - Christ Church
Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment
Rank and number: Private 35473
Parents: William and Jane (nee Ball) Britton
Marital status: Single
Home address: Home Address: 213 Hopewell Hill, Soundwell/Kingswood, Bristol Lived: (1901 Census) – Kingswood Road, Soundwell, Bristol
Pre-war occupation: Boot Maker
Date of birth: 1894
Place of birth: Mangotsfield, Bristol
Date of death: 06/06/1918
Buried/Commemorated at: No Known Grave – Commemorated Soissons Memorial, France
In 1917 William sent a postcard to a Miss R Davis who also lived in Hopewell Hill, which just confirmed he was well.
William served with the 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment and died on 6/06/1918 (missing after 27 May, date of death presumed by authorities).
William Britton is commemorated on the Downend Christ Church Memorial and the Staple Hill Page Park Memorial.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.