William was educated at St Mary’s School, Liscard. He enlisted into the R.A.M.C. on 3rd November 1915. He was 29 years and 300 days old, a brick maker by trade, and was living at 13 St Albans Road, Liscard, Cheshire at the time. On 3rd November he was posted to “O” Coy. He then embarked at Southampton on 11th April - disembarking at Rouen he entered the war in France on 12th April 1916. He was posted to serve with the 44th Field Ambulance, in the field, on 20th. (Service record) William was killed during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, by shell fire whilst bearing in Bernafay Wood. He and his brother Jack were sheltering in the same shell hole when William was killed, Jack survived. Other R.A.M.C. also lost during this battle were Ayre, Bealch, McDade, and P. Hall. (Taken from the book ‘With the Forty Fourths’) Capt J G Hood wrote: “As Acting Commander of this unit, I wish to convey to you the great sympathy of all the officers and men..... During the period he served with me he proved himself a gallant and willing soldier, ready to undertake and carry out any duty allotted to him with great cheerfulness.” (De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914-1924) William was the son of Andrew and Elizabeth Huntington - daughter of William White of Cheshire. of 11 St Albans Road, Liscard; and the husband of Annie Huntington - daughter of William Rogers of the same address as above. They married at St. Mary’s Church. Liscard on 26th October 1908, and five children.