DEELEY, William

Worcestershire Regiment. 25 March 1918

William Deeley came from Kingswinford and enlisted as a regular soldier in the Worcesters before 1899. He served in the Boer War from 1899 to 1902 but had finished his Reserve commitment by 1914. He was living in Pensnett by this time and volunteered for the Worcesters. Probably lacking fitness, he was transferred to the Labour Corps and to 648 Agricultural Company. The evidence suggests that he did not go on active service as he was suffering from illness. In 1918 he entered 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol, where he died on the 25 March 1918. Private William Deeley was 45 years of age and is buried in Dudley Borough Cemetery and commemorated on the Kingswinford Memorial.

Commemorated at:

Kingswindford Wall Heath

Kingswindford Wall Heath

CHURCH OF ASCENSION,Dudley Rd,Wall Heath,Dudley,West Midlands,, DY6 9AQ

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