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  • 21197 Private William Edward Maxey was wounded during the Battle of Thiepval and moved to the Hospital centre of Wimereux. He died of his wounds and is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, grave  I. R. 1A. Photo taken by Phil Watson.
Person Details
Holbrook Derbyshire
He was the son of Thomas and Lizzie Maxey and the brother of Violet Ann Maxey. In 1911 they lived on Victoria Road selston.
He was a miner (ganger).
02 Oct 1916
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84357 - CWGC Website
21197
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
William Edward Maxey served at Gallipoli and Egypt prior to the battalion's movement to France on 1 July 1916. Time was spent at Arras learning about trench warfare before the move to the Somme. William was wounded during the Battle of Thiepval and was moved down the medical chain to the hospital centre at Wimereux (near Boulogne). He died of his wounds there and was buried in the Wimereux Communal Cemetery, grave I. R. 1A.
Research John Morse
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  • 21197 Private William Edward Maxey was wounded during the Battle of Thiepval and moved to the Hospital centre of Wimereux. He died of his wounds and is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, grave  I. R. 1A. Photo taken by Phil Watson.
    William Edward Maxey grave - 21197 Private William Edward Maxey was wounded during the Battle of Thiepval and moved to the Hospital centre of Wimereux. He died of his wounds and is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, grave I. R. 1A. Photo taken by Phil Watson.