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William Towle married his wife Kate Wright (born 1892) in 1912 in Nottingham, they lived at 43 Brassey Street, New Radford, Nottingham, they had a daughter May born 1912. Following his death his widow Kate was awarded a pension of 20 shillings and 5 pence which commenced on 14th April 1919.
22 Sep 1918
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1/5th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
William enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 5th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment. He was killed in action on 22nd September 1918 during a German attack on the battalion's position. He has no known grave and is commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial (Panel 7).
Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 14 October 1918: ’Towle. Killed in action Sept. 22nd 1918, Pte William Towle, Sherwood Foresters, of 43 Brassey-street, Radford. His painful sufferings are now ended, his wounded body is at rest, his soul from every ill amended, reposing on his Saviour’s breast. From his broken-hearted wife and child, also father, stepmother, and father-in-law. Five brothers with the colours. (-) at Bulwell.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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