Remembered with honour Marissel French National Cemetery: Grave 666.
He enlisted in Northampton, and was formerly Private 6800 Bedfordshire Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died 28 April 1918 of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of George Alfred and Ann(ie) Maria (nee GOODMAN) DUNKLEY of Watford, Warks.
His parents married 22 January 1889 at St Andrew’s, Whilton, Northants. George died 30 March 1944 in Watford, Warks, aged 79, and was buried there in April; Ann died 14 January 1953 in Watford, Warks, aged 81.
William was born 7 December 1898 in Long Buckby, Northants, and baptised 21 May 1899 at St Andrew’s, Whilton. He resided in Long Buckby.
On the 1901 Census, aged 2 he lived in Long Buckby, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 12, he lived in Watford, Warks, with his parents and three siblings.
Date of death26*/04/1918
Age at death19
Place of death
NotesHis brother Walter died 5 April 1916 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)