2 January 1918 : Spr William Balderstone

Born in Skipton in 1883

Parents William and Susan Balderstone.

A general labourer like his father before the war, William married to Mary Ann (née Abra) in 1907. Four years later they adopted a son, George who was 4 years old when his father enlisted.

William died, aged 35, of dysentery whilst serving in Egypt. He is now buried at the Hadra War Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria.

His Pension Card show that the couple had lived at 19 Midland St, Broughton Rd, Skipton.

The pension record card for William Balderstone - which WFA members can access as part of their membership package

289751 Spr William Balderstone, 266 Rly Coy, Royal Engineers.

2 January 1918

Research by David O'Mara

 

Sources:

Western Front Association Pension Cards and Ledgers on Fold3 (Ancestry) 

UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921

1911 England Census