WW1 Casualty: Driver 686221 William Frederick Case -
Driver 686221 William Frederick Case
||3rd West Lancs Bde, Royal Field Artillery
|Date of Death
||Age at Death
Brandhoek New Military Cemetery
I AA 2
||1901 Census -
24 Ward Street was the home of James Case, a 39 year old Watch Maker, his wife Jane (41) and their children Gertrude (10), Harold (8), William (5) and Ellen (2).
1911 Census –
The Case family lived at 4, St Helens Road, Prescot. 38 year old James, a Watch Repairer, and his 51 year old wife, Jane, had been married for 21 years and had 5 children. Gertrude (20), Harold (18), Ellen (12) and James (8) were joined by William Frederick (14), a Butchers Errand Boy
||Birth Registered Q3/1896, Prescot, 8b, 699
|SDGW – Where Born
||Killed In Action
||Theatre of War
||France & Flanders
|Research Ref. No.
The Parish Magazine of 30th August 1917 reported '"Gunner William Frederick Case of the 3rd West Lancs RFA, August 13th. Also killed in action. His home is No 4, St Helens Road. Gunner Fred Case was also a general favourite with all who had to do with him. He was only 21, but had proved himself a most efficient gunner. Mr. James Case, his father, and the family have the sympathy of all of us in their loss'.
He is commemorated on the Lane Ends Recreation Club Memorial
William Case's Medal Index Card
Though buried in Belgium, William is also commemorated on the family grave in St Mary's Churchyard. The picture of the headstone, shown below, has kindly been provided by the Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard
William Case's grave in Brandhoek New Military cemetery[/caption
Please select a letter for a surname list: