1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

William West

Contributed by: Sally West, on 2008-11-07

WIlliam West
Rank
First Name William
Surname West
Year of Birth 1886
Year of Death 1918
Regiment Royal Engineers
Place of Wartime Residence Curry Rivel, Somerset

William's Story

William was our Grandfather. He served for the duration of the War having previously been in the Army and then re-called at the outbreak of hostlilities. He was a blacksmith by trade. He married our Grandmother in Falmouth in 1911 and had our Dad in 1914. He was killed by a shell in April 1918 in Kemelbeek, Belgium and is buried in Gwalia Cemetery.

We think of him often

A relative of ours recently visited and we hope to soon. He wasn't memorialised anywhere and we campaigned to have a plaque put on his home memorial in Curry Rivel. This was done last year and we were very pleased and proud that his name is now where it should be.

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