Eversden, William Douglas

William Eversden

Eversden, William Douglas 

 

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:
East Surrey Regiment
2nd Battalion 85th Brigade
28th Division

Rank: 
Private

Regimental Number:
41

Date of Enlisting:
8.9.1914

Date of death:
8.5.1915

Cemetery/ Memorial:
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West Flanders, Belguim panel 34

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour
Ashwell Village War Memorial

 

William was a private in the East Surrey Regiment 2nd Battalion 85th Brigade 28th Division.  He was killed in action in Ypres on 8th May 1915.

He fought on the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders.

He was awarded the 1914/15 Star, the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

He is commemorated on panel 34 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West Flanders, Belguim, St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour and the Ashwell War Memorial.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:
c. 1887

Birth Place:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:
Single

 

William was the third son of Julius J and Emma Eversden of Ashwell, Hertfordshire. He was 27 when he enlisted in Hitchin on 8th September 1914 and was sent out to France in February 1915. He was killed in action during the 2nd Battle of Ypres on 8 May 1915.

William was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School, Ashwell.

Before enlisting he was a barrel washer in a brewery.

William’s brother Julius was in the Infantry Division of the Machine Gun Corps.  He died of bronchial pneumonia on 23rd December 1919 in the Rugeley Camp Military Hospital, Cannock Chase.

 

Name: William Douglas Eversden
Birth Place: Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence: Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date: 8.5.1915
Enlistment Place: Hitchin
Rank: Private
Regiment: East Surrey   Regiment
Battalion: 2nd   Battalion 85th Brigade 28th Division

Regimental Number:    

 41
Type of Casualty: Killed in Action
Theatre of War: Western Europe, France and Flanders

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