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Rifleman Y/1002 William Henry Orton

1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps
Died of Wounds, France and Flanders, 15th May 1915, aged 21

  • Buried: Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VIII.D.40
  • Awarded 1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of Josiah and Clara Orton
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Atherstone

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  • Born c1895 at Atherstone. Baptised 13 Jun 1895
  • Lived with his Grandparents (William & Ann Deeming) at Hat and Beaver Yard, Atherstone [1911]
  • Employed as a Coal Miner at Baddesley Collieries [1911]
  • Enlisted on 2 Sep 1914

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