William is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.
Born: 1892, Ipswich.
Died: 29th May 1915; age 23; Died of Wounds at No. 11 General Hospital, Boulogne.
Residence: Gillingham Kent.
Enlistment Location: Finsbury Barracks, Middlesex.
Date of Entry Therein: 12th May 1915 – France.
Rank: Private; Service Number: G/5677.
Regiment: The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), 2nd Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles & Elizabeth Packard, of 14, Church Road, Gillingham, Kent.
Brother to CHARLES ROBERT JAMES PACKARD
1901 14, Chancer Road, Gillingham, Kent.
William was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Charles Packard, 43, a Bricklayer, born Dennington, Suffolk.
Elizabeth Packard (nee Howlett), 45, born Ipswich.
Eleanor Elizabeth Packard, 18, a Dressmaker, born Ipswich.
Annie Maria Packard, 16, a Fancy Shop Assistant, born Ipswich.
Maud Mary Packard, 15, born Ipswich.
Charles Robert James Packard, 13, born Ipswich.
Ernest Samuel Packard, 7, born Ipswich.
Joseph Gerald Packard, 5, born Ipswich.
1911 ‘Queen & Prince Albert’ 125, Great Titchfield Street, Marylebone, Middlesex.
William was 19 years old, a Bar Hand for 55 year old, Louisa Amiss, a Manageress – Public House.
Soldiers’ Effects to Charles Packard – father.