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Forename(s): William George
Place of Birth: Lavenham, Suffolk
Service No: 265179
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1917-10-09
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VI. D. 12.
CWGC Cemetery: DOCHY FARM NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
William George Rampling was the son of Arthur James and Emily Sarah Rampling, née Smithers. Arthur was born at Lavenham, Suffolk and Emily at Byfleet, Surrey. William was the brother-in-law of Gunner Ernest Sherwood (231602) (q.v.).
1901 Lavenham, Suffolk Census: Common - Willie Rampling, aged 5 years, born Lavenham, son of Ar. and Emily Rampling.
1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 58, Russell Street - William Rampling, aged 15 years, born, London, Middlesex, son of Arthur and Emily Rampling.
William was married to Marian Teal in 1915.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte William Rampling, 1808 & 265179, 3/6th Bn West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: 1 - France. Date of entry therein: 14 April 1915.
See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
RAMPLING, Wm. George, aged 22, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rampling, 40, Russell Street, Skipton, killed in action Oct. 9, 1917.
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Private William George RAMPLING
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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