WILLINGALE, CHRISTIAN ROBERT

MARTEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, ATTILLY

Rank: Gunner
Service No: 113702
Date of Death: 15/09/1918
Age: 35
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery 69th Siege Bty.
Grave Reference B. 18.
CemeteryMARTEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, ATTILLY

Additional Information:

Born in 1883 at Woodford, son of Thomas (Domestic Gardener) and Sarah Willingale. 1891: With his family at Valley Cottages, Salway Hill Woodford Green. 1901: An Under Stockman, still with his family at 2, Valley Cottages. A pupil at Churchfields School. In 1907 he married Ada Stephenson in Yorkshire. His Father died in 1909, and his Mother continued to live at Valley Cottages with her daughters Elizabeth and Anne. 1911: Christian was a Plant Hawker, living with his wife and children Samuel and Edna at 41, Bruce Terrace, Bruce Street, Sheffield.

On 15-09-18 British Forces captured Maissemy 5 miles North West of St Quentin during the allied “100 Day Offensive”. On this day Christian Willingale and A/Bombadier John Lee were Killed in Action and buried at Attilly to the South of Maissemy. His Commanding Officer wrote that as they were preparing a position, a shell fell close by and this cost Christian Willingale his life.

Memorial: Roll of Honour St Mary’s Church
Separate Folder: NO.
Principal Sources: Ancestry.
Qualification: Borough Resident.