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Nottingham
He was the son of William and Ann McCree and the brother of Maude, Ernest, Harriet and Albert McCree. In 1911 they lived at 20 Albert Square Walker Street Nottingham.
In 1911 he was a cabinet maker's assistant packer.
04 Nov 1918
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582557 - CWGC Website
40756
Private
8th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
William McCree served with the 8th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. Formerly of the Welbeck Rangers, he was killed in action on 4th November 1918. He is buried in Wargnies-le-Grand Churchyard.
Death Notices published in the Nottingham Evening Post :- McCREE. – Killed in action, November 4th, 1918, Pte. William McCree, North Staffords, of 32 North-street, in his 23rd year. He answered his name when the roll was called in Heaven. – Sorrowing mother, father, sister Harriett, Albert, Ernie (in Palestine). In memoriam published 28th November 1918 :- “McCREE. – Killed in action, November 4th, 1918, Pte. William McCree, North Staffords, of 32 North-street, in his 23rd year. An earthly treasure taken. – Sorrowing sister Maud, Ernest (in Germany). “McCREE. – Killed in action, November 4th, 1918, Pte. W. McCree, North Staffords, in his 23rd year. Give unto him eternal rest, O Lord, and let Thy perpetual light shine on him. – Clara.” In memoriam published 4th November 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “McCREE. – In affectionate remembrance of our dear son and brother, Pte. William McCree, 8th North Staffords, killed in action November 4th, 1918. There is a link death cannot sever, tender memories life for ever. – Loving mother, father, sister Harriett, brothers, Ernest, Albert. “McCREE. – In loving memory of my dear brother, Pte. William McCree, 8th North Staffords, killed in action November 4th, 1918. Safe in God's keeping. – Loving sister Maud, brother-in-law Ernest. “McCREE. – In loving remembrance of Will, who was killed in action November 4th, 1918. Until the day breaks. – Clara.” Above are all courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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