Names on Cann War Memorial

William Alford

Surname: Alford
Other names: William
Other people in this story:
James Alford
Ernest John Alford
Hannah Alford
Locations in this story:
Cann
Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Cuinchy

Story:
William Alford was born in 1890 in Cann. He was the son of James Alford, a farmer, and Hannah Alford. His siblings included Ernest John, born in 1883. The family lived at Bayne Cottage, Cann, Shaftesbury. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as an agricultural labourer and living at Bayne Cottage, Cann, Shaftesbury. He enlisted as a Private in the Welsh Regiment (Service No. 24045). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals.  He died on 31st March 1916 and was buried at Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy (grave id. III.O.11). He is remembered on the Cann War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

Images:
  • Cann War Memorial
  • Cann War Memorial

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