Other names: William Edwin
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersHeilly Station CemeteryBell Street, ShaftesburySt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Story: William Edwin Large was born in 1883 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of Frederick Large, a house painter, and Ellen Large. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a house painter and living at 22 Bell Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted as a Private in the Royal Sussex Regiment (Service No. G/11252). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 10th September 1916 and was buried at Heilly Station Cemetery (grave id. IV.C.4). He is remembered on the Park Walk War Memorial and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.