Born: 12 October 1888 in Myddle, near Ellesmere, Shropshire and baptised at Myddle Parish Church on 4 November 1888.
Family: He was the eldest of three children born to William Dodsforth, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Fanny, nee Broughall. He married Nellie Drinkwater Quarter 4 1919, in Nantwich, Cheshire. The couple do not appear to have had any children.
Residence: In 1891 William`s family were living at Newton on the Hill, Myddle, near Ellesmere, Shropshire, but by 1901 they had moved to Grig Hill Cottages, Ruyton, near Oswestry. No 1911 Census return for William can be found, but his parents were now living at 4 Belton Road, Whitchurch. In 1939 William and his wife were at 238 Newcastle Road, Nantwich, Cheshire. This was the address given for him in the England and Wales National Probate Calendar, 1964.
Employment: Both on his 1915 Attestation Document and the 1939 Register William`s occupation was an engine driver.
Died: 16 July 1964 in the Crewe Registration District, Cheshire, aged 76.
Regiment: Army Service Corps.
Service Number: M2/034102
Date of Enlistment: 19 January 1915
Date of Discharge: 28 March 1919
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation