William Wall was the son of Thomas Wall of Cookley and lived with his wife, Eliza, at 6 Halfway, Kingswinford. They had eight children and by 1914 he had been employed at Messrs Baldwin’s tin works for about 20 years. He volunteered for the Worcesters in January 1915 at the age of 40 and went to the Dardanelles. He was wounded at Suvla Bay and invalided home. On recovery he was drafted to the Western Front and joined the 2nd Battalion in January 1916 in Artois near Béthune. He was wounded on the 10th and sent to a base hospital and returned again to the front line on the 17th February. The Worcesters moved again into front line trenches near Cuinchy where Private William Wall was one of four men killed in action during a four day front line duty on the 27th. He was 40 years of age and is buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension Cemetery (J 52) and commemorated on the Kingswinford Memorial.
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