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1885 - 1916


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Pte 25103 William Mayoh


  • Age: 21
  • From: Bolton, Lancs
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 17th Btn
  • D.O.W Saturday 14th October 1916
  • Commemorated at: Flatiron Copse Cem Mametz
    Panel Ref: I.G.18

William Mayoh was born in the second quarter of 1895 in Bolton, the son of Joseph Mayor and his wife Mary (nee Prescott). 

The 1901 Census finds 5 year old William living with his parents and two younger siblings at 84 Ramwell Street, Bolton. His father Joseph is aged 33, born 1868 in Bolton, his employment is shown as a cotton match minder, whilst his mother, Mary is aged 36, born in Bolton in 1865. His siblings, all born in Bolton are listed as; James aged 3 and Agnes aged 1.  

The 1911 Census shows the family have moved and are now living at 10 Elizabeth Street, Bolton. His father Joseph is now aged 43, and his employment is described as a cotton spinning worker (minder), whilst his mother Mary is aged 46. They advise that they have been married for 19 years and have had five children, four of whom have survived. THose children are listed as; William who is aged 15, and whose occupation is as a piecer, as is  his brother James aged 13. Agnes is aged 11, and Robert is aged 8, both are at school.

Prior to the outbreak of the war he had been employed as a side-piecer at Messrs: Crooks Mill, Deane Road.

William enlisted in Bolton and was serving in the 17th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 25103.

On the 12th October 1916  Robert Harold was involved in the Battle of Le Transloy, part of the ongoing Somme offensive. The battalion diary records:

"The 17th King's were accommodated in Gird Trench and Gird Support which they had relieved a Battalion of the 123rd Brigade on the night of 10/11th October 1916.
At Zero hour 2.5 p.m on the 12th October the whole line went forward to the attack...........
On the Extreme left the 17th found the Enemy's wire uncut ......
The Losses in crossing No Mans Land were in consequence very heavy !"

William died of wounds on the 14th October 1916 aged 21.

He now rests at Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, France. The inscription on his headstone reads:

“DUTY NOBLY DONE”

He is also commemorated on the Rolls of Honour at St Edmund’s and St Margaret’s Churches.

We currently have no further information on William Mayoh, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

 


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