Alfred W Witts

Name

Alfred W Witts

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

24/09/1916
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Rifleman
7663
London Regiment
1st /9th

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier and Face 9 C.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Royston Town War Memorial
Kneesworth Congregational Church Memorial, Royston

Pre War

Alfred was the younger son of Mr and Mrs T.W.Witts, of Heathfield, Royston. He worked as an apprentice watchmaker to W.Course, in the High Street, Royston.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in the army in March 1915, went out to France in June 1915. On the 24th September 1916, his Battalion were located in the French village of Corbie. Here, Alfred took part in a bombing attack on a German trench, as he went forward with the bombers, so that when they had taken the trench he helped to dig a block, he was killed by the German grenade. His body was never recovered, and as a consequence, his name is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial.

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson