Jack Alfred Willmott

WWI Roll of Honour

by Lynette Wray

Jack Alfred Willmott

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                              
Hertfordshire Regiment

Rank:                                     
Private

Service Number:                    
266667

Date of Enlisting:                            

Date of death:                        
31.7.1917

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:            
Duhallow ADS Cemetery, Ypres, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium

UK Cemetery/Memorial:      
Letchworth War Memorial

 

Jack was a private with the 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment, Regimental number 266667.  He served at the Western European Theatre of War, France and Belgium and died of wounds at Ypres on 31st July 1917.

He was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

He is buried in the Duhallow ADS Cemetery, Ypres, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium, and commemorated on the Letchworth War Memorial.

 

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:               
1st quarter 1895

Birth Place:                            
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    
Wrestlingworth, Bedfordshire

Marriage:                     
Single

 

Jack was born in Ashwell, Hertfordshire, the second son of George and Jeanie (nee Mehew) Willmott. The 1911 census shows the family living in Tarring, West Worthing, Sussex. At the time of his enlistment his address was given as Wrestlingworth and the time of his death his parent’s address was Stotfold, Hertfordshire.    

It is possible Jack was a pupil at the Merchant Taylor School in Ashwell because the 1901 census shows the family living in Ashwell and Jack was six at the time and it is not known when they left the village.

 

Commentary:

 

 

Name:

Jack Alfred Willmott

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Wrestlingworth, Bedfordshire

Death Date:

31.7.1917

Enlistment Place:

 

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

Hertfordshire Regiment

Battalion:

1st Battalion

Regimental Number:        

266667

Type of Casualty:

Died of Wounds

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

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