1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

William Britton

Contributed by: Daniel Toland, on 2008-11-11

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Rank
First Name William
Surname Britton
Year of Birth 1890
Year of Death 1917
Regiment Royal Field Artillery
Place of Wartime Residence Lennoxtown, Stirling and Falkirk

William's Story

Today we remember Gunner William Britton of the Royal Horse Artillery who died on the 19th October 1917, aged 27, from injuries recieved whist serving in France. Gunner Britton joined the Army in 1907, having previously been an appentice joiner in Lennox Mill.He served before the War in India and was drafted to France on the outbreak of War.He was wounded in January 1915 and, on recovery, was drafted Gallipoli where he was once again seriously wounded and returned to hospital in England. Gunner Britton never recovered from his wounds and died in hospital in Glasgow in May 1917. Gunner Britton is buried in Campsie Cemetery and is there rememberd with honour.

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