Walter and William Henry Wigglesworth


Submitted by Sandra Wigglesworth

Walter and William Henry were cousins, William Henry was Sandra's husband's uncle.


Walter Wigglesworth

He was born Dec 1/4 1890 (worked for Sheffield Gas Co) The son of Isaac Wigglesworth (Fireman during the war) and
Annie Ellen Hill (Annie died 1893). of 7 Court 1 House, Chatham Street Sheffield. He had an elder brother, Herbert and younger sister Florence.

Walter was a Lance Corporal With the Northumberland Fusiliers 10th Battalion - Service No 41982 (previously with the West Yorkshire Regiment
Service No 12951) He died on 02/06/1917 age 27 and is remembered on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial - Grave panel 8 12.

William Henry Wigglesworth

William was the son of James and Elizabeth Heppell, born in Sheffield - siblings Elizabeth, Frederick, James, Alice, George, Alfred Thomas, Frank,
Lilian and Ernest - all born Sheffield. He married Mary Ellen Parker and although born in Sheffield he enlisted in Rotherham as his parents had moved to Dalton Lane Dalton and he resided at 2 Monk Street Rotherham.

William was a Corporal in the York & Lancs (service No 202059) 1/4th Hallamshire battalion. He died in the battle for Kemmel on 26/04/1918 age 27
and is buried in Suffolk Cemetery , Vierstraat, Kemmel, Belgium.

William Henry Standing on the right


Thanks to Sandra Wigglesworth for these images








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