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Forename(s): William Leslie
Place of Birth: Keighley, Yorkshire
Service No: 64104
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion
Division: 6th Division
Date of Death: 1918-10-08
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VI. B. 31.
CWGC Cemetery: BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
William Leslie Forrest (born 7 January 1900) was the son of Sam Thornton and Elizabeth Forrest, née Braithwaite. Both parents were born at Bradford, Yorkshire.
1901 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 28, Peel Place, William L. Forrest, aged 1 year, born Keighley, son of Sam and Elizabeth Forrest.
1911 Steeton, Yorkshire Census: Nutt Head Cottage - William Leslie Forrest, aged 11 years, born Keighley, Yorkshire, son of Sam Thornton and Elizabeth Forrest.
The British Army Service Record for William Leslie Forrest exists but may be incomplete. [Only one page seems to have survived.]
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Wm. L. Forrest, 64101, West Yorkshire Regiment.
William is commemorated in the 'City of Bradford Great War 1914-1918 Roll of Honour'.
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:
FOREST, Leslie, formerly of Nutt Head, Steeton, killed in action.
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Private William Leslie FORREST
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 6th Division
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