Born: 1880, Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

Died: 27th May 1919, at Fargo Military Hospital, Salisbury.

Residence: 19, St. Julian’s Farm Road, West Norwood, Surrey.

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Grave Reference:


West Norwood Cemetery & Crematorium of London.




1881     Wellington Street, South Lynn, Norfolk.


William was 9 months old and living with his parents.

William Meal, 29, a Painter, born Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, U.S.A.

Charlotte Seeker Meal (nee Bunting), 24, born Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

1891   Somersetshire Certified Industrial Home for Boys, Lower Bristol Road, Bath, Somersetshire.

William was 10 years old and 1 of the 180 inmates under the Industrial School’s Act.

The stated object of the home was ‘to reclaim abandoned boys, and to rescue those whose unhappy circumstances would inevitably lead them to crime and profligacy’


William’s father William Meal died, 1883, King’s Lynn, Norfolk.


On the 23rd August 1911, St. Mark’s, Myddleton Square, London, William married Minnie Page, born 1881. They had 2 children:

William H. Meal, born 1914 – died 1915, Ipswich.

Kathleen Margaret Meal, born January 1912, Ipswich.


William is also remembered on the war memorial at Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich.


Worcestershire Regiment, 1st Battalion.



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