1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

William Arthur Place

Contributed by: Alison Boxall, on 2008-11-11

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First Name William Arthur
Surname Place
Year of Birth 1887
Year of Death 1916
Regiment Sherwood Foresters
Place of Wartime Residence Heanor, Nottinghamshire

William Arthur's Story

William Arthur Place of 11th Battalion of Sherwood Foresters died on 1st July 1916 on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Sadly there is no marked grave but he is remembered at Thiepval Memorial. He left a wife Salome and 4 children, Doris (my grandmother) Arnold, Harold and William.

RIP great grandad... your name lives on in your grandson and great great grandson.

So proud of the great grandfather I never knew

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