William Wallis Everett


William Wallis Everett


First World War

Date of Death / Age


Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Norfolk Regiment
9th Bn., attached 2nd Bn.


1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals


Row A. Grave 1.


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UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
Hertford Grammar Memorial - now Richard Hale School, Hertford
Waterford Village Memorial
Roll of Honour, St Michael’s & All Angels Church, Waterford
Alnwick War Memorial, Alnwick, Northumberland

Pre War

William was born on the 20th September 1891, in Chelsea, London. The son of William James Everett and Martha Everett (nee Wallis). His father was the coachman to the Smith family of Goldings Park, Hertford. He was Baptised on the 8th November 1891, in Holy Trinity Church, Chelsea, London.

The 1901 census records William aged 9, living with his parents, brother Henry 7, and sister Ida 4, at The Coach House, 142 Pavilion Road, Chelsea, London. In 1911 William 19, is a Student, living with his parents, brother Henry 17, and sister Ida 14, at Goldings Park, Hertford.

William was highly educated. He was the Assistant Head at Duke’s School, Alnwick, Northumberland. He married Alice Isabella Orde Fairgrieve in September 1917. They had one son William J Everett.

Wartime Service

William enlisted and was posted the Norfolk Regiment. He received his Commission 2nd Lieutenant in February 1915, and later became Captain Everett. He landed in Boulogne with his Battalion on the 30th August 1915. William was Killed in Action on the 8th October 1918. He is buried in the Montbrehain British Cemetery in France.

Additional Information

Husband of Alice Isabella Orde Everett, of "Thistledowne," Alnwick, Northumberland”.

His headstone reads: “Peace, Perfect Peace” as requested by his wife.

Williams brother Henry died of wounds on the 12th October 1918, in Egypt. (Just 4 days after Wil


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