1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

William Bill Bentley

Contributed by: Keith Bentley, on 2008-11-08

William Bill Bentley
First Name William Bill
Surname Bentley
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.

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