Vickers, William

BORN SWINTON, NOTTS 1888. SON OF HENRY AND HARRIET VICKERS. HIS MOTHER LIVED AT 130 SEVERN STREET, HULL. HE ENLISTED NOTTINGHAM. HE WAS A PROFESSIONAL SOLDIER, HAVING SERVED WITH THE 1ST BATTALION KING’S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY FOR 12 YEARS ABROAD. HE TRANSFERRED AS CORPORAL, 9538, 8TH KING’S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT LOOS, ON 04/10/1915, AGED 27. HIS DEATH AND ADDRESS, WAS ALSO REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON 26TH OCTOBER 1916, WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH.*
HIS BROTHERS , PTE, WALTER J VICKERS, LOYAL NORTH LANCS, HAD BEEN A PRISONER OF WAR SINCE OCTOBER 1914; PTE, HARRY VICKERS, EYR, WAS WOUNDED TWICE; (PHOTO HDM ON 26/10/1916); HIS BROTHER IN LAW, PTE, B. CAVELL, MANCHESTER REGIMENT, WAS SERIOUSLY WOUNDED AND IN AN ESSEX HOSPITAL.


First name:
WILLIAM
Military Number:
9538
Rank:
Corporal
Date Died
04/10/1915
Place died:
Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Age:
27
130 , SEVERN STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom