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1885 - 1916

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1887 - 1916

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1894 - 1916

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1897 - 1916

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1883 - 1918
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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 1895 in Bolton and was the son of Mary Mayoh, of 10 Elizabeth St, Gate St. Deane Rd, Bolton, and the late Joseph Mayoh. Prior to the outbreak of the war he had been employed as a side-piecer at Messrs: Crooks Mill, Deane Road.


The 1911 Census shows the family living at 10 Elizabeth Street, Bolton.

The Father Joseph is aged 43, born 1868 in Bolton as was the rest of the household. His wife Mary is aged 46, born 1865. They have four children, William who is aged 15, born 1896 and occupation Piecer, as is James aged 13, born 1898, Agnes aged 11, born 1900 and Robert aged 8, born 1903 are both at school.

He enlisted in Bolton and was serving in the 17th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 25103 when he died of wounds on the 14th October 1916 aged 21 during the Battle of the Transloy Ridges which was part of the ongoing Somme Offensive

He now lies in Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, France. The Inscription on his headstone reads:


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.

Birth Records for England  and Wales show Joseph was born in 1895 and the Census records hold the year 1896.


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