Other names: William
Locations in this story: Farnham, DorsetFrance & FlandersLoos Memorial, France
Story: William Read was born in 1897 in Farnham, Dorset. He was the son of William J. Read, a woodman, and Sarah Maria Read. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a scholar and living in the family home at Farnham, Blandford, Dorset. He enlisted as a Private in the Welsh Guards (Service No. 971). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 27th September 1915 and his name appears on the Loos Memorial in France (Panel 10). He is remembered on the Farnham War Memorial in St. Lawrence's Church.