William is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 10th November 1897, Hackney, London.

Baptised: 19th December 1897, at St. John’s Church, Hackney. Parents: Elizabeth Julia & William Joseph Pasterful, a Dock Warehouseman. Residence: Thornhill House, Sewdley Street, Hackney.

Died: 8th August 1918; age 20; KiA.

Date of Entry Therein: 23rd January 1917 – 10th August 1917 and 17th January 1918 – 8th August 1918.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 251439.

Regiment: London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), 3rd Battalion.

Formerly Private, 3893, 3rd London Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War + Military Medal.

Gazette page  7594. 25/06/1918   


Grave Reference:


Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Elizabeth Pasterful, of Gee’s Cottages, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.




1901   21, The Grove, Homerton, London.


William was 3 years old and living with his mother & sister at the home of his maternal grandparents & uncles.

Joseph Alexander Wrigglesworth, a Hackney Vestry employee – Board of Works, 60, born Shoreditch, London.

Elizabeth Wrigglesworth (nee Angell), 48, born Marajoram, India.

Frederick Charles Wrigglesworth, 17, a Carman – Greengrocers, born Hackney.

George Albert Wrigglesworth, 12, born Homerton.

Henry Stanley Wrigglesworth, 9, born Homerton.

Elizabeth Julia Pasterful (nee Wrigglesworth), 26, born Croydon, Surrey.

Edith Margaret Pasterful, 1, born Homerton.


1911   21, Homerton Grove, Homerton, London N.E.


William was 13 years old, an Errand Boy. He was living with his mother (who was living apart from her husband) & sister.

Elizabeth, 36, a Dressmaker – own account – at home.

Edith, 11. Deaf from the age of 9.


William’s father, William Joseph Pasterful, was born 1867, Homerton, a Mariner.

William is remembered on St. Michael’s Church War Memorial, Ipswich.




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