The wedding of William Royle's sister
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:
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
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