Born in Pendleton, Lancashire in 1886, the eldest son of William and Jessie Birchall.
Husband to Alice Birchall (nee Parker) of Bradley Green, Whitchurch, Shropshire and father to John Henry and Lucretia.
The 1911 Census shows William as a farm labourer at Old Hall Farm.
Regiment : C Company 13th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment
Rank : Private
Service Number : 34582
Died of wounds; France 31 March 1918 Aged 32