Born in Whixall, Whitchurch, Shropshire on 20 January 1897, the third son of Thomas and Ann Stockton of Rose Farm, Whixall, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
The 1911 Census shows William working on his father’s farm.
Regiment : 1st Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Rank : Private
Service Number : 21311
Died of wounds; Belgium 31 March 1918 Aged 21