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William Dunford SAWYER

Corporal 103078 William Dunford SAWYER
Royal Army Medical Corps

Died of Illness,   October 2nd 1918,   Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire,   age 65

Home address:56 Spring Gardens, Flowery Field, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1853 Cardiff, Glamorganshire
Parents:Elizabeth Sawyer and James Sawyer
92 King Street, Woolwich, Greenwich, London
Marital status:Married to Clarrisa Sawyer (née Kitchen)
56 Spring Gardens, Flowery Field, Hyde, Cheshire
Occupation:Hyde Borough Cemetery, Cheshire
Enlisted:Cosham, Hampshire
Remembered:Hyde Cemetery, Hyde, Cheshire.
named on a family gravestone.
Link to 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.