Born William John Cartwright in Birkenhead, Cheshire in 1882, eldest son of the late Job Cartwright and Arabella Cartwright (nee Brellisford) of Bickley Road, Malpas, Cheshire. William changed his name to Brellisford (his mother’s maiden name) sometime between 1901(when he is recorded as Cartwright in the Census) and 1909 (when he married Sarah Ann Morgan).
Husband of Sarah Ann Brellisford (nee Morgan) (married 1909) of 83 Ward Street, Hanley, Stoke on Trent.
The 1911 census shows William as a blast furnaceman.
Regiment : 6th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, formerly Cheshire Regiment (32767)
Rank : Private
Service Number : 48750
Died of wounds; France 16 November 1918 Aged 36