Bignell, William Henry –

Younger son of Mr. Francis William Bignell and Mrs. Elizabeth Bignell, Governor and Matron of Eden’s Orphanage, Astley Bridge, Bolton, Lancashire. Briefly an old boy of the Bolton Church Institute. Enlisted November 1914. Formerly 3059, 9th Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment. Duplicated entry in Bolton County Borough Roll of Honour.

Personal details

  • Surname: Bignell
  • Forename: William Henry
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Not known
  • Place of residence: Astley Bridge, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 22
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: July 19th, 1916
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 2nd/6th (Territorial) Battalion.
  • Service number: 6504
  • Regiment: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Horsham, Sussex
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 25/08/1916 01/09/1916 29/12/1916
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 5f 6c/d* S6*

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