Other names: William Edwin
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersHeilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Somme, FranceBell Street, ShaftesburySt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Story: William Edwin Large was born in 1883 in Shaftesbury and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 20th May, 1883. He was the son of Frederick William Large, a house painter, and Ellen Large (nee Alner). 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 2nd Battalion of 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, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Somme, France (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.