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Cotmanhay, Derbys
Parents: William and MAry Ann Day of 288 Devonshire Street, New Houghton.
Pony driver, underground in 1911 when he was 13 years old
30 Aug 1918
57216 - CWGC Website
288 Devonshire Street New Houghton
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
On 29 August 1918 William Day was shot in the leg and abdomen when the battalion attacked Flers and Gueudecourt, he was treated at No 3 Casualty Clearing Station which was based at Gezaincourt between March and September 1918. He was buried at Bagneux British Cemetery at Gezaincourt having died of wounds on 30th August. . The 10th Battalion Notts and Derby Regiment (Sherwood Foresters) had been fighting in the second Battle of Bapaume 1918 at the time. William had gone to France as part of a draft of conscripted reinforcements on 14th August 1918 and was at "K" Infantry Base depot when he was posted to the 10th Battalion. . He had been initially called up on 5th March 1916 but continued to work as a miner before being conscripted after a medical exam at Chesterfield on 11 April 1918. He joined the regiment at Derby on 22nd April 1918.
Headstone Inscription: " He died that we may live". This man is commemorated in a book of remembrance held by Mansfield District Council.
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  • Grave Headstone
    William Day - Grave Headstone
  • Original wooden cross grave marker
    William Day - Original wooden cross grave marker
  • Group family photograph taken just before William departed for France.
    William Day - Group family photograph taken just before William departed for France.