1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

William Wooldridge

Contributed by: Ray, on 2008-11-07

William John Wooldridge - Private 3/655 2nd. Bat. Essex Regiment.
First Name William
Surname Wooldridge
Year of Birth 1890
Year of Death 1915
Regiment Essex Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Stratford, Greater London

William's Story

He was killed in action during the second battle of Ypres on the 13th of May 1914, it was around this time that the Germans started using gas and this may have been his fate.

Wiiliam was a boy soldier prior to WW1 and was one of the first to go to war.

My mother was two years old when her father was killed.

In the recent BBC programme "My Family at War" featuring Matthew Kelly it was stated that his great uncle was injured on the same day as my granfather was killed and close to the same place namely "Mousetrap Farm"

Also there is a likeness between the last image of William and the BBC world corresponent Michael Wooldrige, I often wonder if there is a connection?

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