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William Henry Marchant

Surname: Marchant
Other names: William Henry
Other people in this story:
William Marchant
Hannah Marchant
Locations in this story:
Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
Mesopotamia
Deolali Government Cemetery, India
Water Street, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire

Story:
William Henry Marchant was born in 1885 in Berwick St. John. He was the son of William and Hannah Marchant. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as an Estate Carpenter and living at Water Street, Berwick St. John, Wilts. He enlisted in the Wiltshire Regiment (Service No. 22437). He served in Mesopotamia and at the time of his death held the rank of Lance Corporal. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 2nd November 1917 and was buried at Deolali Government Cemetery in India (grave id. Plot CE. Row K. Grave 27). He is remembered on the Berwick St. John War Memorial.

Images:
  • St. John the Baptist Church, Berwick St. John 01
  • Berwick St John War Memorial 03

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives