EAST William Frederick Ernest
Regiment : 12th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment
Service number : W0
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 16th November 1916
Buried : Waggon Road Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, France, Grave A. 19.
Memorial : Malvern WW1 War Memorial
Also appears on : North Malvern Holy Trinity Church.
Credits : Kidderminster Times researched and transcribed by Adrian Carter.
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral with the information: 2nd Lieut. The East Lancashire Regiment.
Malvern Gazette, 2nd December 1916:
Mr J. East of Holly Croft, Malvern has received official notification from the War Offices that his son 2/Lt W.F.E. East, East Lancs, was killed in action 16th November. Before enlisting the deceased was a school-master at Darwen for 19 years and some years was Assistant Schoolmaster and Organist at Hove. In July 1915 he joined the Public School Corps and served in France from October 1916 to February 1916 and was then transferred to England to an Officer Cadet Camp. After his commission in July he joined the East Lancs in France. He was 42 years old and was a prominent member of Darwen Literary Society.
Kidderminster Times, 17th February 1917:
Private William Frederick Ernest East, 2nd Lieut., 12th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment. Had been given a commission and was killed in action on 16th November 1916, while rallying his men. Son of Mr J. East, Holly Croft, Bank Street, Malvern. Incl. photo
A photograph of Second Lieutenant W.F.E. East of Malvern can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 9th December 1916, available at Worcestershire Archives.