William Jeffries Ayers (27668)

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a soldier of the border regiment
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Lonsdale Battalion Roll of Honour
Full Name William Jeffries Ayers
Rank (highest) Sergeant
Service Number 27668
Battalion 11th Battalion (Lonsdale)
Regiment Border Regiment
Enlisted / Commissioned Hereford / Herefordshire
Former Unit Hereford Regiment (3449)
Born Blaina / Monmouthshire
Nationality Welsh
Spouse(s) Husband of Gladys Mary (nee George)
Children Vera Pearl / Gwellian Easterlily / Wilfred Noel
Parents William Jefferies Ayers and Mabel Marie (nee Truman) of Monmouth
Residence(s) Murton
Casualty Type Commonwealth War Dead
Died 1 July 1916
Age 32
Cause of Death Killed in action[1]
Burial Type Memorial
Reference Number Border Regiment Panel
Resting Place Nieuport Memorial
Commemorated in perpetuity by the
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Coordinates Latitude: 51.13708 / Longitude: 2.75563
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References and notes

  1. William was killed by a shot to the throat. His pals returned his wedding ring to his wife and a German soldier sent his wallet and photos home. He was buried where he fell.
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