Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1
William Dunford SAWYER
Corporal 103078 William Dunford SAWYER of Royal Army Medical Corps
Died of Illness October 2nd 1918, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, age 65
|Of:||56 Spring Gardens, Flowery Field, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Born:||1853 Cardiff, Glamorganshire|
|Parents:||Elizabeth Sawyer and James Sawyer of 92 King Street, Woolwich, Greenwich, London|
|Marital status:||Married to Clarrisa Sawyer (née Kitchen) of 56 Spring Gardens, Flowery Field, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Occupation:||Hyde Borough Cemetery, Cheshire|
|He enlisted in:||Cosham, Hampshire|
|Remembered on:||Hyde Borough Cemetery, Cheshire,|
|Link with Hyde:||Lived in Hyde|
Enlisted in 1915 aged 62, but in Short Service Papers his age is written as 55 years and 5 months. William had previously served through the South African War in the Royal Horse Artillery and was awarded Medal, Clasp and Pension. He served for a short time during the war, and was discharged from military service on March 14th 1918.
He formed the training corps at Ashton's Mill while under their employment. Many of the men he trained were sent into military service.