William Foreshaw

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details

Born:   15 May 1880 in Liverpool, Lancashire.

Family:  He married Jane Capper Quarter 4 1906 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. They had two children, John William George and Margaret Dorothy.

Residence:   In 1901 he was living at 3 Dodington, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Ten years later and now married he had moved to 6 Park Road, the address given for him on the Spring Absent Voters’ List for Whitchurch. By 1939 he was back in Dodington at no 5. He remained at this address until his death in 1962.

Employment: William was a painter and decorator for all of his working life.  

Died:   16 March 1962, Whitchurch, Shropshire, aged 81.

Military Details

Regiment:   King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Rank:   Private

Service Number:   31975

Date of Enlistment:   5 May 1917

Date of Discharge:   19 March 1919

Reason for Discharge:   Demobilisation

Medals:   Not known

Other Information:   William`s son John was a Sergeant in the R.A.F. during WW2. He died 25 March 1942 and is buried at El Alamein, Matruh, Egypt.

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