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7291: William Staniforth

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posted on 2024-01-12, 12:10 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

William Staniforth served in the war with the 279th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. He joined in 1915, possibly underage (the contributor wasn't sure of his date of birth). He served during the Battle of Passchendaele. He survived and was discharged in 1919.

As William had drunk Moet champagne during the war, he refused to drink any other brand after it.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Chris Greenly

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

William Staniforth, born in Sheffield, was the contributor's great grandfather (maternal).

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1914-1919

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Passchendaele

Object(s)

15 - Soldier's pay book 16 - Postcards from RGA at Lydd 17 - Postcards taken at Ilford - training 18 - Postcard of William seated (signaller) with friend 19 - Postcard of William on joining (probably Fusiliers) 20 - Postcard, RGA 21 - Signalling message

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King's High School, Warwick (08/06/18)

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