William John Weatherill – Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal

Private PO/657/S Portsmouth Btn Royal Marine Light Infantry
Joined Portsmouth Bn Marine Expeditionary Force 28th February 1915, 17 June 1915 died of gun shot wound to abdomen age 24 years, 11th Casualty Clearing House.

Awarded Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal

Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey (B.119)

CWGC Headstone reads “Loved in Life, Deeply Lamented in Death”

Family Headstone in St George’s Churchyard, South Moor “…also Pte William John Weatherill
died of wounds June 17th 1915 aged 24 years”

1911 census shows William working as a Putter in the Coal Mine and living at the above address with his parents