Born in Lisnaskea, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland in 1887, the eldest son of Catherine Graydon of 28 Ash Parva, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
The 1911 Census shows him working as a general farm labourer.
William’s brother Joseph died of heart failure at Prees Heath Military Hospital, Shropshire in 1916 and is also commemorated on the Ash Magna memorial.
Regiment : 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards
Rank : Private
Service Number : 24595
Killed in action; France 25 September 1916 Aged 29