Fleming, William Henry

BORN GRIMSBY 1877. KNOWN AS ‘HENRY FLEMME/FLEMING’, NAMED AFTER BOTH HIS GRANDFATHERS – WILLIAM SPEIGHT & HENRY FLEMME. SON OF HERMANN FLEMME & LUCY SPEIGHT. HIS MOTHER WAS BORN IN WATH UPON DEARNE, WEST YORKSHIRE. SHE DIED AGED 40, THREE WEEKS AFTER GIVING BIRTH TO HER SON ALBERT. HIS STEP MOTHER WAS ELIZABETH ANN (BANNISTER/COOPER), 59 DURHAM STREET. WILLIAM LIVED WITH HIS AUNTIE GERTIE, AT CEYLON STREET. HE WORKED AS A WOOD SAWYER FOR JACKSON & SON BUILDERS, WITHAM.

HE ENLISTED IN HULL. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 27/08/1918, AGED 41. UNMARRIED. HIS WAR PENSION WENT TO HIS FATHER. HIS DEATH & PHOTOGRAPH ARE REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 11TH OCTOBER 1918.* HIS THREE BROTHERS SERVED IN THE RAMC AND SURVIVED THE WAR.
Thank You to Rena McCarthy (rena.mackenzie@outlook.com) for the above information sent on 28/01/2016 and 04/09/2017, regarding her grandmother’s brother above:


First name:
WILLIAM HENRY
Military Number:
27838
Rank:
Private
Date Died
27/08/1918
Place died:
A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Somme, France
Age:
41
59 , DURHAM STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK