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William PETTITT

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Surname: PETTITT

Forename(s): William

Place of Birth: Nash Mills, Hertfordshire

Service No: ---

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion

Division: 1st Division

Age: 30

Date of Death: 1918-04-19

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. D. 10.

CWGC Cemetery: VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

William Pettitt was the son of William and Elizabeth Pettitt, née Coles. William, senior, was born at Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire and Elizabeth at Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

1891 Croxley Green, Hertfordshire Census: 23, The Mill Square - William Pettitt, aged 3 years, born Nash Mills, Hertfordshire, son of William and Elizabeth Pettitt.

1901 Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire Census: 15, Corner Hall - William T. Pettitt, aged 13 years, born Nash Mills, Hertfordshire, son of William J. and Elizabeth Pettitt.

1911 Tidworth, Hampshire Census: Bhurtpore Military Barracks, 1st Bn Loyal North Lancashire Regiment - Corporal William Pettitt, aged 23 years, born Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

William was married to Emily Nelson in 1915.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Sgt William Pettitt, 8551; 2/Lieut 1st Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Disembarkation Dates: 14 August 1914. O.C. 1st L.N. Lanc's Regt. forwards roll of officers eligible for 1914 Star. 22 January 1918. Correspondence: Station Rd. Settle, Yorkshire.

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2nd Lieutenant William PETTITT

2nd Lieutenant William PETTITT

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Division

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Surname: PETTITT

Forename(s): William

Born:

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Number:

Rank: 2/Lt

Regiment: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 19/04/18

Died How: Killed in action

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Surname: PETTITT

Forename(s): W

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Unit: 1st Bn.

Age: 30

Awards:

Died Date: 19/04/1918

Additional Information: Son of William and Elizabeth Pettitt, of Corner Hall, Hemel Hempstead; husband of Emily Pettitt, of 4, Halsteads, Settle, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: PEACE PERFECT PEACE)

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03 May 1918

Lieutenant W. Pettitt, Settle

Lieutenant W. Pettitt, Loyal North Lancs. Regiment, has been killed by a shell in the recent offensive in Flanders. The gallant officer leaves a widow (daughter of Mr. J. W. Nelson, of Settle), and one child, to whom we extend our deepest sympathy. Letters of condolence have been received by the widow from the Colonel and other officers of deceased’s regiment.

04 July 1919

PEACE SUPPLEMENT TO THE 'CRAVEN HERALD' – CRAVEN'S FALLEN OFFICERS: LIEUTENANT W. PETTITT

Loyal North Lancs. Regiment of Settle. Killed in action during April, 1918.

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03 May 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Lieut. W. Pettitt Killed

Amongst the killed in action during the present offensive by the Germans is Lieut. W. Pettitt, of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, who was killed by a shell. The gallant officer leaves a widow (daughter of Mr. J.W. Wilson [sic], of Settle) and one child, to whom we extend our deepest sympathy. Letters of condolence have been received by the widow from the colonel and other officers of deceased’s regiment.

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