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William Weavers

1914 -1918

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Born in Bulmer and lived in Smeetham Hall Lane, Bulmer  with his mother,  Mrs M.A. Weavers of Smeetham Hall Lane, Bulmer

His full name was William James Weaver, and he enlisted in the Army at Colchester.  He was private 10225, and served with the 1st Battalion  of the Essex regt.

William Weavers died in France ion March 12th 1917, aged 21.

He is buried in the Contay British Cemetary, Contay, France  Ref VII. D. 6.

First Name: William James

Initials: W J

Surname: Weavers

DOB: Circa 1896

Age: 21

Birth Town: Bulmer, Essex

Resided Town: Bulmer

Nationality: British

Date of Death: 12/03/1917

Fate: Died

Information: Parent: Mrs. M. A. Weavers, of Smeetham Hall Lane, Bulmer, Sudbury, Suffolk.

Rank: Private

Service Number: 10225

Duty Location: France And Flanders

Rank: Private

Service No: 10225

Date of Death: 12/03/1917

Age: 21

Regiment/Service: Essex Regiment 1st Bn.


Grave Reference: VII. D. 6.


Additional Information:

Son of Mrs. M. A. Weavers, of Smeetham Hall Lane, Bulmer, Sudbury, Suffolk.

1st Btn. Essex Regiment

04.08.1914 Stationed at Mauritius.
Dec 1914 Returned to England and moved to Harwich, Essex.
18.01.1915 Moved to Banbury to join the 88th Brigade of the 29th Division.
05.03.1915 Moved to Warwick.
21.03.1915 Embarked at for Gallipoli from Avonmouth via Alexandria and Mudros.
25.04.1915 Landed at Gallipoli and engaged in various actions against the Turkish Army including;
First Battle of Krithia, the Second Battle of Krithia, the Third Battle of Krithia, the Battle of Gully Ravine, the Battle of Krithia Vineyard, the Battle of Scimitar Hill.
08.01.1916 Evacuated from Gallipoli to Egypt due to severe casualties from combat, disease and harsh weather.
16.03.1916 Embarked for France from Alexandria arriving at Marseilles and the Division engaged in various actions on the Western front including;
The Battle of Albert, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges,
The First Battle of the Scarpe, The Second Battle of the Scarpe, The Third Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of Langemarck, The Battle of Broodseinde, The Battle of Poelcapelle, The Battle of Cambrai.