William James Saville

Name

William James Saville

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

23/07/1916
36

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
27436
Bedfordshire Regiment
1st Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier and Face 2
France

UK Memorials

Stanstead Abbotts Village Memorial

Pre War

Born about 1880 in Eastwick, Herts. In the 1891 census shown living with father David Saville and 4 siblings in Ware workhouse.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regt. Unit took part in 1st Battle of the Somme from July 1916. His Company were in a new trench line between High Wood and Delville Wood and while digging a new line they came under heavy artillery fire. It may have been at this point that William was killed.

Acknowledgments

Terry Collins