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Sergeant 265374 William Joseph Wagstaffe, DCM

1st/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in Action, Terrier Farm, just prior to the Battle of Poelcappelle, France and Flanders, 4th October 1917 aged 24

  • Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panels 23 to 28 and 163A
  • Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of Joseph Samuel and Ann Wagstaffe of 50 William Street, Attleborough
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Attleborough Baptish Church and Nuneaton WW1 Royal Warwickshire

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Military, Census and Family History Information

  • Born c1893 at Priors Marston
  • Lived at Tunnel Cottage, Gadsby Street, Attleborough [1911]
  • Employed as a Clipper in Coalmine [1911]

    DCM Citation 18 Jun 1917 - 265374 Cpl. W Wagstaff[e]
    For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When on patrol [on 6 Apr 1917] a party of the enemy attempted to surround them, he, by good management and coolness, drove off the enemy and suceeded in getting two badly wounded men back a distance of 1,200 yards. He set a fine example of courage and determination. (18.8.17). Click here for a link to the London Gazette Notice

    Further information from Mike Fletcher
    Mobilised on 4 Aug 1914 and was wounded on 1 Jul 1916, first day of the Battle of the Somme

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