30.4.1917 ANGES: Battalion relieved by 6th South Staffords and proceeded into huts and billets at SAINS EN GOHELLE (Divisional Reserve).
1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]
7675/242472 Pte William Town died of wounds on this day aged 23
The son of John and Harriett Town of Woodville. Husband of Adelaide Town of 10 Jackson Terrace, Simkin St in Nottingham.
William was sent to Ireland and in December 1916 he was drafted into the Sherwood Foresters 1/6th Battalion, C Company and sent to France on 4th January 1917. He was seriously wounded in the legs, arms and jaw on the 23rd April 1917 at Fosse 3 de Leivin and died on the 30th April 1917. My father was born 6 weeks later on the 6th June 1917.