BLACK, WILLIAM THOMAS

WILLIAM THOMAS BLACK

Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 24/09/1917
Age: 38
Regiment/Service: Essex Regiment 4th Bn. attd. Royal Engineers
Grave Reference I. J. 38.
CemeteryVOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURES NO.1 AND NO.2

Additional Information:

Born in 1879 at West Derby Liverpool, son of George Ralph (Chemical Brokers Clerk) and Charlotte Black.

1891: Living with his family at Munton Villa Buckhurst Hill. 1901: A Clerk to a Chemical Manufacturer Living with his family at 1 St John’s Terrace Buckhurst Hill. His Mother was now a Widow. 1911: A Boot & Shoe Merchant’s Clerk with his Mother and family St Ann’s in Buckingham Road South Woodford. His mother later lived at 9, The Terrace, Woodford Green.

An Old Bancroftian who joined up in 1915. A Christian man who worked with the N.E. Branch of the Telegraph Boys Association, and the Boy Scouts of whom he was Commissioner for N.E. London. Hackney Scouts Association erected a memorial in his memory in the YMCA Gym, 65 Stamford Hill on 14-10-17.

Nominally with 4 Essex, he was attached to the Royal Engineers Signal Section when Killed in Action in Ypres (Flanders).

X/R S/Lt Leslie Gordon Black – Brother.

Memorial: Rolls of Honour: St Mary’s Church. Bancroft’s School.
Separate Folder: NO.
Principal Sources: Ancestry. Find my Past. Woodford Times. The Bancroftian.
Qualification: Borough Resident.