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William was born C1875 at Newark, he married his wife Eleanor Mary Towle in 1907, their marriage was recorded in the Nottingham Registration District, his wife brought two children to their marriage , John Leslie Towle b1902 at Nottingham and Dorothy Nellie Towle born 19105 Nottingham, they went on to have two sons William Stanley b1909 Newark and Gordon Manners Gumsley b1911 In the 1911 census the family are living at Barrell Hill Cottages, Sutton on Trent and are shown as William 30 yrs a rural postman, he is living with his wife Eleanor Mary 34 yrs and their son William Stanley 2 yrs and John Leslie Towle 8 yrs a step son and Dorothy Nellie Towle 6 yrs a step daughter.
He was a rural postman.
26 Oct 1917
837863 - CWGC Website
Lance Corporal
1/5th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Lance Corporal William Gumsley enlisted at Newark and served with the 1/5th battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, he was killed in action on 26th October 1917, having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
CWGC gives following details - Father of Mrs. Dorothy N. Towle, of 21, Hollis St., New Basford, Notts.
Remembered on