William Henry Bamblett

Corporal 9771, 4th Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). At the time of his death this was attached to the 98th brigade, 33rd division. Awarded two campaign medals. Killed in Action 7th August 1916 aged 32 years. Buried Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France .

The second son of Arthur George and Emily Bamblett, born in Leigh between April and June 1884. Recorded as an Infantry Private at Maidstone Barracks in the 1901 census aged 19 (though actually 17) when the rest of the family are living at the Proof House, Meopham Bank where his father was a gunpowder maker. At that time the family consisted of 5 sons and three daughters. The CWGC notes his parents address as 25 Powdermills, Leigh, Kent .

Remembered on the Leigh and Hildenborough War Memorial.

Last Updated 28 October 2007