WILLIAM GRUNDY Rank:Lance Corporal Service No:21682 Date of Death:26/01/1918 Age:28 Regiment/Service:Lancashire Fusiliers "Z" Coy. 20th Bn Awards:D C M, M M Grave Reference: E. 6. 268. Cemetery:PEMBERTON (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD Additional Information:Son of Joseph and Margaret Grundy, of 17, Turners Yard, Goose Green; husband of Jane Cavanagh (formerly Grundy), of 21, Turners Yard, Goose Green, Wigan.
Medal index card shows he was entitled to Victory and British War Medal and no date of entry in "Theatre of War" so arrived in France after the 31st December 1915.
Soldiers effects (I think the place of death is Manchester Hospital).
The above document also shows that he and Jane had a son Joseph born on the 13/8/14.
1911 census - William Grundy, coal drawer (mine), aged 22. Address - 15 Turners Smithy Brook, Pemberton, Wigan Father - Joseph Mother - Margaret Siblings - Nathan, Mary, Joseph, Alice Ann, Thomas and Enammuuel (Emmanuel?)
SDGW entry: Name: William Grundy Birth Place: Goose Green, Lancs Residence: Goose Green Death Date: 26 Jan 1918 Death Place: Home Enlistment Place: Wigan Rank: L Corporal Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers Battalion: 20th Battalion Regimental Number: 21682 Type of Casualty: Died Theatre of War: Home Comments: D.C.M., M.M.
Spanish Flu victim?
Just in case you wish to order a Death Certificate: Name: William Grundy Birth Date: abt 1890 Date of Registration: Mar 1918 Age at Death: 28 Registration district: Wigan Inferred County: Lancashire Volume: 8c Page: 41
Thank you so much. The images from the book are fantastic and the information from the soldiers effects register is fascinating. I will try and get a copy of the book. Try and work out which one is William Grundy. I had been told he died from the effects of Mustard Gas. Thank you again.
Hi Vanna,i have been reading your post regarding William Grundy.I was born in Turners Yard Goose Green in 1946 (no17)and lived with my uncle Joe ,whose wife was Alice Ann ,sister of William Grundy so we were related.I new of many Grundys in the Goose green area.Hope you found Williams picture.