WELLS William Pinfield
Regiment : 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 20230
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds aged 20 on 8th November 1916
Buried : Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France, Grave IV. B. 11.
Birthplace : Born Worcester, resident and enlisted Redditch
Relatives : Son of Mr F.P. Wells and Mrs A.P. Wells, 3 Marsden Rd., Redditch
Memorial : Redditch War Memorial
Credits : Researched by Jillian Coombes and Sandra Taylor.
On the 1911 census William aged 14, Boot Maker, lived with his parents Frederick and Annie Pinfield Wells at 88 Evesham Road, Headless Cross.
William Wells was wounded in the Le Sars trenches on 5th November. He died from his wounds at 1/1st South Midland Casualty Clearing Station at Dernancourt, France.
Mrs F.P. Wells of 3 Marsden Road, Redditch has been officially notified of the death by shell wounds of Pte W.P. Wells, 1/8th Worcesters. She has received sympathy letters from the chaplain and one of the sisters in attendance at the hospital. Pte Wells joined on 1st March 1915 and went to France in September 1915. He was formerly a bootmaker on the Beoley Road.
Details of wounds, place of death and Redditch Indicator found on the Facebook entry of 8th November 2016 by the 8th Worcesters 100.
The Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger, Saturday 9th December 1916:
Died of wounds
Wells W. P (20230) from Redditch
Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger digitised by and courtesy of Martin Stephens: http://www.bromsgrovebmsgh.co.uk