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A Lance-Serjeant At 16


Peter Bennett
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Is this age correct ? I suppose if he lied about his age upon enlistment and was physically tall it was possible.

Name: WILLIAMS

Initials: F J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Lance Serjeant

Regiment/Service: Rifle Brigade

Unit Text: 16th Bn.

Age: 16

Date of Death: 03/09/1916

Service No: P/1656

Additional information: Son of Mr. R. and Sarah Williams, of 49, Tremadoc Rd., High St., Clapham, London.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. C. 26.

Cemetery: ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL

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From the MIC:

Description Medal card of Williams, Frederick J

Corps Regiment No Rank

Rifle Brigade P/1656 Acting Serjeant

Date 1914-1920

Catalogue reference WO 372/21

Could not see one younger than 6 years old on 1901 census with Clapham as a key word.

Guess age is reported incorrectly.

Ian

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From the MIC:

Description Medal card of Williams, Frederick J

Corps Regiment No Rank

Rifle Brigade P/1656 Acting Serjeant

Date 1914-1920

Catalogue reference WO 372/21

Could not see one younger than 6 years old on 1901 census with Clapham as a key word.

Guess age is reported incorrectly.

Ian

Thanks Ian

I will check what is on his headstone next week

Peter

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