Born: July 1897
Family: The third child of Thomas and Henrietta Beddow of 8 St John Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. William married Edith and together they had a son Geoffrey.
Residence: When William was demobilised in 1919 he indicated his address as 11 Sherrymill Hill, Whitchurch, Shropshire. The 1939 Register shows him living at 32 Liverpool Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Occupation: In the 1939 Register he is listed as a general labourer.
Regiment: Labour Corps
Service Number: 136962 (54884, 53815)
Date of Enlistment: 30/08/1916
Date of Discharge: 12/11/1919
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation