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William Henry Marchant

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

William Henry Marchant was born in 1885 in Berwick St. John, and baptised there on 24th July, 1885. He was the son of William and Hannah Marchant (née Blandford). 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 Basingstoke, Hampshire, and joined the 5th Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 22437). He served in Mesopotamia and India. At the time of his death held the rank of Lance Corporal. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. His death on 2nd November 1917 is recorded in the Mesopotamia area but he is 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.

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