William Pover

Royal Defence Corps

Personal Details

Born: 1863 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Family: He was the son of Adam Pover, a labourer, and his wife Jane. He married Lucy Pickin on 25 October 1893 at Garston Parish Church, Lancaster, Lancashire and together they had six children – Edward Thomas, George, Lucy, Agnes, William and James.

Residence: In 1871 he was living with his aunt and uncle in Chester Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. From 1901 until at least 1939 he was living with his wife and children at 34 Lyon Street, Garston, Liverpool.

Employment: Labourer

Died: June 1952 in Prescot, Lancashire, aged 89.

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Defence Corps

Rank: Private

Service Number: 24667

Date of Enlistment: 10 May 1915

Date of Discharge: 16 November 1916

Reason for Discharge: No longer physically fit for war service

Medals and Awards

William was awarded the the Silver War Badge (344505).

Silver War Badge

Great War History Hub Whitchurch Shropshire Medals Front Image

The Silver War Badge was issued in the United Kingdom and the British Empire to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness from military service in World War I. The badge, sometimes known as the "Discharge Badge", the "Wound Badge" or "Services Rendered Badge", was first issued in September 1916, along with an official certificate of entitlement.

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