Regiment : 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment [4th Battalion on CWGC]
Service number : 16664
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds on 27th February 1917
Buried : Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, France, Grave I. F. 8.
Birthplace : Claines, Worcestershire, enlisted Worcestershire
Memorial : Worcester St Stephen's Church
Credits : Kidderminster Times researched and transcribed by Adrian Carter.
The following report appears in the Kidderminster Times, 7th April 1917:
Private William Slater Gerrett, 16664, 10th Battalion Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs T.S. Gerrett, Lavender Road, Worcester. Died in hospital from wounds received in action on 27th February. The report includes a photograph of William Gerrett.
A photograph of Private W.S. Gerrett of Worcester can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 24th March 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.
The following information has been researched by Geoff Hill:
52 Lavender Road, Barbourne
William S. Gerrett, aged 26, house decorator, painter
At the same address: Thomas S. (father), lithographic printer porcelain works, mother, 2 brothers and 1 sister.
William Gerrett served in France from the 22nd September 1915. There is no easily found information to say where or when William Gerrett was wounded.