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WW1 Casualty: Driver 686221 William Frederick Case -

Driver 686221 William Frederick Case

Unit/Regiment 3rd West Lancs Bde, Royal Field Artillery
Date of Death 13/08/1917 Age at Death 21
& Reference
Brandhoek New Military Cemetery
I AA 2
Census Details 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/Marriage/Death Registrations Birth Registered Q3/1896, Prescot, 8b, 699
SDGW – Where Born Prescot, Lancs
Enlisted Liverpool
How Died Killed In Action Theatre of War France & Flanders
Research Ref. No. P044

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Service Details

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

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