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14-Royle, William

1880 – 21st March 1918

The wedding of William Royle's sister
(The Royle family are on the right of the picture. William who is about 16 is among them)


William was born in 1880 in Davyhulme, he was baptised at St Michael’s Church, Flixton on 7th March 1880.

William’s parents were William born in Barton Moss in 1848, who was a gardener and Sarah Gratrix born in 1848 in Flixton Village. William died on 5th August 1877 and Sarah on 20th March 1918. The family lived in Bent Lanes but moved to Shaw’s Cottage, 106 Davyhulme Road following William’s death. They are both buried in St Catherine’s Churchyard, Barton.

William had 6 siblings:

  • James 1870 –1945
  • Emily 1873 -1907
  • Edith 1875-
  • Edward 1878 - 1936
  • John 1882 - 1930
  • Thomas 1884 -1955

In 1901 William was living with his Uncle John Gratrix  on  Flixton Road.

In 1911 he was living with his family at 4 Ringmore, Brook Road, he worked as a general labourer at Davyhulme sewage works.

William enlisted  in  Manchester, he was in the 16th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment service number 7256.

He Died of Wounds on 21st March 1918, he was awarded the Victory, British and 15 Star.

William is buried at Ham British Cemetery, Muille – Villette.

He is remembered by The Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

WWI Death Plaque (Dead Man's Penny) issued to ther next of kin of William Royle
These Plaques were issued to the next of kin of servicemern/women who had fallen in the Great War 1914-18
The selected design was a 12 cm disc cast in bronze gunmetal

War Memorial-WW1
Webpage icon 00-Incumbents during WW1
Webpage icon 01-Aldred, George
Webpage icon 02-Aldred, Thomas
Webpage icon 03-Bowers, Sydney Lloyd
Webpage icon 04-Fox, Charles Hassell
Webpage icon 05-Hand, Ronald
Webpage icon 06-Lowe, Charles
Webpage icon 07-McCann, Eric
Webpage icon 08-McCann, William
Webpage icon 09-McCracken, John Clement
Webpage icon 10-Midgley, Ernest
Webpage icon 11-Mosedale, Frank
Webpage icon 12-Oakes, Charles Percy
Webpage icon 13-Parr, Nathan Faulkner
Webpage icon 15-Self,Alfred
Webpage icon 16-Sharp, Richard,
Webpage icon 17-Shawcross, William Royle
Webpage icon 18-Sheard,Thomas Moss
Webpage icon 19-Tweedale, Eric
Webpage icon 20-Vallett, Joseph
Webpage icon 21-Vallett, William
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