William Edward Fathers (c.1894 - 1916)

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Birthplace: Kent, Deptford, Britain (UK)
Death: Died in Somme, Picardy, France
Cause of death: Died of wounds
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Immediate Family

    • Thomas
      father
    • Susan
      mother
    • James
      brother
    • Alice
      sister
    • Thomas
      brother
    • Arthur
      brother
    • Susannah
      sister
    • Ethel
      sister
    • Daisy
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William Edward Fathers's Timeline

1894
1894
Kent, Deptford, Britain (UK)
1911
April 2, 1911
Age 17
Britain (UK)

Susan is listed as the head of the family - Thomas (Snr) is missing.
A search of the 1911 census shows that he is in hospital - see his timeline.
The Fathers family is living in Church Street,Deptford.
They are fishmongers - Deptford is only a few miles downstream of Billingsgate Fishmarket on the River Thames.
Deptford in the 17th Century was the site of the Royal Naval Dockyards - Samuel Pepys (the diarist) was Secretary of the Navy at that time.

1916
August 17, 1916
Age 22
Somme, Picardy, France
1916
Age 22
Puchevillers, Picardy, France

Name: FATHERS, WILLIAM EDWARD
Initials: W E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: East Surrey Regiment
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 17/08/1916
Service No: 17681
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Susan Jane Fathers, of Wellington St., Deptford, London.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. E. 42.
Cemetery: PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY
(Courtesy CWGC)