William Stinton was the son of John and Eliza Stinton of Audnam, Wordsley. He enlisted in 1917 and was probably sent first to the Training Reserve and after serious losses during the great German Spring offensives of March and April 1918 transferred to the Northumberland Fusiliers. He served in the 12/13th Battalion in the 21st Division during the Advance to Victory from August to November. The unbroken success took them through the battle of Epehy to the Hindenburg Line by late September. The St. Quentin Canal was crossed in a daring operation and Cambrai captured. The final victory was at the Selle, the last river obstacle, but Private William Stinton was killed in action on the 10th October as they approached this final battle. He was 19 years of age and is buried in Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery (VIII D 10) and commemorated on the Wordsley Memorial.
High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU
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