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Forename(s): William Thomas
Place of Birth: Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire
Service No: 10980
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion
Division: 5th Division
Date of Death: 1915-05-05
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 20.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
William Thomas Maunder was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Alice Maunder, née Heys. Thomas was born at Quenington, Gloucestershire and Elizabeth at Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire.
1891 Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire Census: 11, Water Street - William T. Mauders [sic], aged 3 years, born Clayton-le-Moors, son of Thomas and Elizabeth A. Mauders.
1901 Great Harwood, Lancashire Census: 44, Edge End Road - William Thos Maunder, aged 14 years, born Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Alice Maunder.
1911 Great Harwood, Lancashire Census: 21, Delph Road - William Thos Maunder, aged 24 years, born Great Harwood, son of Elizabeth Alice Maunder, widow.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte William T. Maunder, 10980, W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 15.4.15. Died 5.5.15.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte William Thomas Maunder, 10980, 2nd W. Rid. R. K. in A. 5.5.15.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte William Thomas Maunders [sic], 10980, 2nd Bn W. Riding Regt. Date and Place of Death: 5.5.15. In action (Gas). To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother - Elizabeth A. £3 2s. 10d. Self and late soldiers brothers and sisters. Brother - Joseph. £3 0s. 0d. Self and brothers and sisters.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: Pte William Thomas Maunders [sic], 10980, West Riding. Date and cause of death: 5.5.15. Died of wounds. Dependant: Miss Ethel Ayrton. Address: 163, Burnlea Terrace, Gisburn Rd. Barnoldswick, York. Relationship: Guardian of Illeg. Child. Pension: 5/- [£0 5s. 0d.] a week from 4.4.17 to 30.4.18 increasing 6/8 [£0 6s. 8d.] from 1.5.18 to 20.1.31. [Ethel Ayrton was the sister of Private Frank Ayrton (62480) (q.v.).
William is commemorated on the Great Harwood War Memorial.
A short biography of William is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).
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:
MAUNDERS, Wm., 6th West Riding Regiment, killed in France in May, 1915, was a member of the Barnoldswick Football Club committee.
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Private William Thomas MAUNDER
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 5th Division
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