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Private William Harold Surrell (42173)

10th (1st Gwent) Bn, South Wales Borderers, 115th Brigade, 38th Division, B.E.F.

Malvern Commemoration: The Priory Church of St Mary and St Michael

Burial/Commemoration: Awoingt British Cemetery

Nature of Death: Died of wounds Awoignt, near Cambrai, France 23/10/18

Age: 20

Next of Kin: Son of Matthew and Alice Surrell of The Old Wyche

Previous Employment: Gas Meter Inspector at Malvern UDC Gasworks

William Surrell, a baker’s son was born in Malvern Wells, and enlisted in the Herefordshire Regiment [1] at Ledbury. At this time he his home address as the Old Wyche. The Malvern News reported that he had been wounded in action in August 1917 with the South Wales Borderers [2], probably during the Passchendaele Offensive [3]. He was wounded again during the Hundred Days [4] when the German army were being pushed back towards the border, but this time more seriously: he died of his wounds less than three weeks before the end of the war.

William Surrell's headstone [5]

William Surrell’s headstone

Malvern News 1/9/17, 14/12/18

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[1] Herefordshire Regiment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herefordshire_Light_Infantry

[2] South Wales Borderers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Wales_Borderers

[3] Passchendaele Offensive: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Passchendaele

[4] Hundred Days: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_Days_Offensive

[5] Image: http://www.malvernremembers.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/HPGSurrell_WH.jpg

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