Regiment : 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 201436
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 30 on 17th August 1917
Buried : New Irish Farm Cemetery, Belgium, Grave XIII. B. 10.
Relatives : Son of Thomas and Mary Rubery; husband of Gertrude Rubery, 8 Vine St., Hart's Hill. Brierley Hill, Staffordshire
Memorial : Dudley St Augustine of Hippo WW1 Memorial
Also appears on : Dudley St Augustine of Hippo Church Holly Hall. Stourbridge Old Swinford Hospital School with the information: Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 17 August 1917. Age 30.
Additional information on the memorial: Sergt. Worc Regt.
William Rubery was born on 30th June 1887, the son of Thomas and Mary Hannah Rubery of Pensnett, Staffordshire. He entered Old Swinford Hospital on 18th June 1895 and left the school on 9th October 1901 when he was apprenticed to Mr A. Hancox, Wheelwright of Pensnett.
Source for additional information: Old Foleyans Remembered Casualties of WW1 published by the Old Foleyans Association, October 1998.