William Bill Bentley
Contributed by: Keith Bentley, on 2008-11-08
|First Name||William Bill|
|Year of Birth||1894|
|Year of Death||1935|
|Regiment||King's Royal Rifle Corps|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Eastwood, Nottinghamshire|
William Bill's Story
His miner at Moorgreen Colliery. When they formed Eastwood Victory Club, he was appointed the 1st Steward.
He was presented with `Pip squeak and wilford` Medals which I have in a framed portrait.
When they had to leave trenches and go over the top, he said that if a soldier refused due to fright, he may have been shot to prevent others refusing to go over.