Lance Corporal William Leonard Randall

William Randall
William Randall

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William Randall was baptised in Ockley on November 22nd 1896, the second of three children of Arthur Randall, a farm labourer and his wife Emma (nee Overington). The family lived at Hale Cottage in Oakwood Hill and then Great House Farm (Eversheds) in Ockley. In January 1915, William and other friends, (two of who, Philip Leppard and Thomas Banfield also died) from Ockley enlisted in the Royal Fusiliers at Horsham. William was later assigned to the 99th Machine Gun Corps. He died from wounds in hospital at Boulogne on 5th December 1916.

William Randall Death Notice 16th December 1916 © Dorking Advertiser

Born                            Ockley, Dorking
Lived                           Ockley, Dorking

Son of                         Emma and Arthur Randall

Enlisted                       Horsham

Regiment                     22nd Battalion. Machine Gun Corps. Royal Fusiliers
Number                       1295

Date of Death              5th December 1916
Place of Death             Boulogne, France
Cause of Death           Died of Wounds

Age                             20

Cemetery                     Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, VIII.C.205

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