William Sear

Name

William Sear

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

08/04/1917

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
36345
Bedfordshire Regiment
12th Bn.

Awards: Service Medals/Honour Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial: Name/Reference/Country

NORTHCHURCH BAPTIST CHAPEL BURIAL GROUND
United Kingdom

Headstone Inscription

No Report

UK & Other Memorials

Northchurch Village Memorial.
St Mary’s Church Window, Northchurch

Pre War

William was born in 1877 to Walter Sear, a bricklayer and Emily (nee Deacon). They were living at Orchard End, Northchurch. 


The family were later living in Clarence Road, Berkhamsted and William, like father was a bricklayer.


William married Kate Mary Jones in 1907 and were living at Orchard End, Northchurch.

Wartime Service

William was enlisted in 12th Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment. The Battalion was raised in Dec 1916, dressed as Infantry but were not armed.


They were deployed in the Ports of Felixstowe, Rochester, Weymouth and Newhaven.  William died in Newhaven, cause unknown and is buried in Northchurch Baptist Burial Ground.

Additional Information

Arrears of £4 14s 11d were paid to his widow Kate Mary Sear.

Acknowledgments

Neil Cooper, Brenda Palmer
Jonty Wild, www.dacorumheritage.org.uk/first-world-war-database