Carlton, William Fergus

BORN HULL 1891. SON OF ROBERT HALL CARLTON & HANNAH CARLTON, OF NEWLAND PARK, HULL & 3 TRINITY AVENUE, BRIDLINGTON. HIS FATHER WAS MANAGING DIRECTOR OF MAW, TILLE & KIRKE & CO LTD, HULL. SON OF A DRAPER. HE HAD ONE BROTHER, JOHN AND FIVE SISTERS. EDUCATED AT HULL’S HYMER COLLEGE WHERE HE PLAYED FOOTBALL AND CRICKET, AND MEMBER OF THE CADETS. WORKED AS A DRAPER SHOP ASSISTANT AND DEALER. HE ENLISTED IN LONDON, JOINING THE SPORTSEM BATTALION. WAS COMMISSIONED A SECOND LIEUTENANT, IN THE 4TH EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. HAD BEEN IN FRANCE SINCE 14/03/1916 WHEN HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION, ON 17/06/1916, AGED 25. HE WAS HIT BY A SHRAPNEL BULLET, AT 1.30 AM, PATROLLING THE TRENCHES CHEERING UP HIS MEN. HDM 22.06.1916

HE IS BURIED AT LINDENHOEK CHALET MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM. HIS GRAVE INSCRIPTION, READS “GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS”

HIS NAME ISLISTED ON HYMER COLLEGE ROH

 

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First name:
WILLIAM FERGUS
Rank:
2nd Lieutenant
Date Died
17/06/1916
Place died:
LINDENHOEK CHALET MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM
Age:
25
HAZLEBANK, NEWLAND PARK, COTTINGHAM ROAD, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK