Thanks to Jim Edwards for this research.
William Breese was born around 1885 in South Norwood, near Croydon. He was a private (Number G/13584) in 6th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), which took part in the Arras Offensive for most of 1917. He died on 7th April and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais.
His widow, Elizabeth, lived at 9 Bentsbrook Road, North Holmwood.
Born South Norwood
Husband of Elizabeth Breese
Regiment 6th Battalion, The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment
Date of Death 7th April 1917
Place of Death Arras, France
Cause of Death Killed in action
Memorial Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais