William Joseph Ebbs


William Joseph Ebbs


First World War

Date of Death / Age


Rank, Service Number & Service Details

London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
4th (City of London) Bn.

Awards: Service Medals/Honour Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial: Name/Reference/Country

Panel 6 and 8

Headstone Inscription

Not Researched

UK & Other Memorials

Christchurch Memorial, Little Heath, Northaw Village Memorial, North Mymms on the War Shrine, St Mary's Church Roll of Honour, North Mymms, Not on the Hatfield memorials

Pre War

He was born about 1893 in Little Heath the eldest of the two children of Joseph and Rosa, his father was a gardener and in 1901 were living in Mymwood Lodge they were living at Sheephouse Hill, North Mimms. now called Shepherds Way. The family consisted of Father Joseph b. 1868, Gardener. Mother Rosa b.1857 and the 2 sons William Joseph b. 1893 and Henry b 1894, another child is shown as having died, they also had a gamekeeper as a lodger.

In 1911 the family are living at Woodfield Lodge, Woodhill, Hatfield, he is shown as being a gardener. He enlisted at Barnet while resident at Hatfield in September 1914.

Wartime Service

Went to France 26th January 1915. William was reported missing, supposed Killed in action during the first day of the Battle of St Eloi. His Captain wrote to his Mother, a very nice letter saying, “The sympathy of all goes out to her in her great sorrow”.

Additional Information

His younger brother Henry was also killed in action later the same year. The Ebbs had their 2 sons die in the War, after the War they moved to Woodfield Lodge Kentish Lane which is in Hatfield Parish.


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