GRATTON Wilfred Lawson
Regiment : 15th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Service number : 1420
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds aged 32 on 23rd July 1916
Buried : Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, France, Grave II. C. 43.
Birthplace : Tideswell, Derbyshire, resident Redditch, Worcestershire enlisted Birmingham
Relatives : Son of George and Hannah M. Gratton, of Brunswick House, Sherwood Rd., Tideswell, Derbyshire
Memorial : Redditch War Memorial
Credits : Researched by Jillian Coombes.
Birmingham Daily Post, Saturday 5th August 1916:
News has been received in Redditch of the death from wounds of Private Gratton of one of the Birmingham City Battalions. Deceased was a native of Dublin, and before the war was in the employ of the Midland Railway Company, Redditch.
Birmingham Daily Post courtesy of British Library image:
He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
The following information has been researched and transcribed by Sandra Taylor:
W.L. Gratton, Private, Royal Warwickshire Regiment was employed by the Midland Railway as a Clerk in the Traffic-Coaching Section at Redditch Station. These details are recorded in the company’s memorial book.
Source: In Remembrance of the Brave Men of the Midland Railway who Gave their Lives in the Great War 1914-1919. Published by the company to coincide with the unveiling of the Midland Railway War Memorial at Derby on Thursday 15th December 1921 at 11.45am.