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William Dunford SAWYER

Corporal William Dunford SAWYER of Royal Army Medical Corps

Died of Illness October 1918, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, age 62

Of:56 Spring Gardens, Flowery Field, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1856, 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:Lodge Keeper and First Aid Man
He enlisted in:
Remembered on:Grave/Panel of the memorial in 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 in February 1918.