TUSTIN William Edward
Regiment : 16th Service Battalion Hampshire Regiment/96th Battalion Training Reserve
Service number : TR717167
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 21st May 1917 aged 28 of bronchial pneumonia, following measles
Place of death : Military Hospital Chiseldon
Buried : Tardebigge (St Bartholomew) Churchyard, and Extension, Worcestershire, England, near North-West corner of Church
Birthplace : Born and enlisted Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Memorial : Tardebigge St Bartholomew's Church
Also appears on : Bromsgrove Independent Order of Oddfellows under Victoria Lodge.
Credits : Researched by Andy Frisby. Cathedral roll of honour books researched by Sandra Taylor.
Additional information on the memorial: Pte.
Name given as Edward William Tustin on Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral with the information: Pte 17167 96/Training Reserve Worc. Regt
William Tustin was born at Tutnall near Bromsgrove in 1889, the son of Edward Tustin and his first wife Mary Ann Tustin nee Crutchley. Edward was a Blacksmith. The couple had 3 children:-
Edward William Tustin born 1889
Tom Tustin born 1890 died 1890
Mary Nena Tustin born 1891
Edward also had 2 children from his second marriage to Sarah Jane Tustin nee Checketts:-
Harry Tustin born 1897
Agnes Tustin born 1899
Prior to enlisting in the army William worked on a farm as a Poultryman.
William’s grandparents, Edward and Eliza Tustin are in the same grave in the churchyard.