William Strong Errington – British War Medal & Victory Medal

Private 35630, 5th Btn Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment).  Died 14 Jan 1919, 22 years. Died of wounds. St George’s Churchyard, South Moor, Co Durham.

Awarded  British War Medal & Victory Medal

Previously 76152, West Yorkshire Regiment
5 Nov 1918 Shell wound to foot & hand
7 Nov 1918, Etaples, France – Gun shot wound to forehead
21 Nov 1918 Admitted to V.A. Hospital, Newton Abbott (which was affiliated to Exeter War Hospital), shell wound forehead, 55 days in hospital
explosive fracture ??? Prostal bone extending ?? 7” ?? vomiting, incoherence ??? drowsiness
Previous operation in France
Foreign body & bone fragment removed from brain. Brain matter escaping.
Operation 10 Jan 1919. Scar bulging, very drowsy. Wound opened up. Some brain matter escaped. Signs of Meningitis.
Telephone call was made from Exeter Military Hospital stating soldier had died 14 Jan 1919
Previous disease gangrene ?? 4th finger, left hand, amputated

Total service 3 years, 35 days