BOURNE William Henry
Regiment : 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 241371
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 23 on 20th September 1917
Buried : Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, Panel 75 to 77.
Birthplace : Born and resident Redditch, Worcestershire, enlisted Worcester
Relatives : Son of George and Annie Bourne, of Mount Pleasant, Redditch; husband of Winifred Elizabeth Bourne, 225, Beoley Rd., Redditch
Memorial : Redditch War Memorial
Also appears on : Redditch St Stephen’s Church. Redditch St George's Church WW1 Memorial.
The following information has been researched and transcribed by Jillian Coombes:
On the 1901 census William Henry Bourne, aged 6, lived with his parents George and Annie Bourne and siblings at Court 1 House 6 George Street, Redditch. On the 1911 census William Bourne, aged 16, Swivel Worker, lived with his Uncle and Aunt, at 43 Millsboro’ Road, Redditch.
The following information appears in the Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger, Saturday 27th October 1917:
Worcestershire Regiment Casualties
Bourne W. H – Sergt. (241371) from Redditch
Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger digitised by and courtesy of Martin Stephens: http://www.bromsgrovebmsgh.co.uk
William Bourne has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Tyne Cot Memorial.