Born: 1888, Ipswich.

Died: 21st August 1916; age 29; Died of Burns – Nuhr umar. Served 12 years with the Royal Field Artillery and Army Service Corps.

Residence: 6, Boar’s Head Lane, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 11th August 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: S/33927

Regiment: Army Service Corps.

Formerly 43866, Royal Field Artillery.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Basra War Cemetery,







1891   64, Windsor Road, Ipswich.


William was 3 years old and living with his parents & brother.

William Charles Westwood, 24, a Railway Shunter, born Shelford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Agnes Westwood (nee Dade), 25, born Ipswich.

Albert Jeremiah Westwood, 1, born Ipswich.


1901   17, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.


William was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William, 34, a Railway Guard.

Agnes, 35.

Albert, 11.

Charles Walter Westwood, 8, born Ipswich.

Frederick Arthur Westwood, 5, born Ipswich.

Doris Lilian Westwood, 4, born Ipswich.

Eva Rose Westwood, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   South Africa.


William was 22 years old, a Soldier ranked Gunner, and a Cook of the 98th Battery, Royal Field Artillery.


Soldiers’ Effects to William C. Westwood – father.


Mr. and Mrs W. Westwood, of 6, Boar’s Head Lane, may well claim to have a military family, as, in addition to four sons and a son-in-law serving, one of their daughters is in the W.A.A.C.’s. The names and services are as follows:- (1) Pte. William Westwood served 12 years with the R.F.A. and A.S.C.; died from burns in Mesopotamia on August 21st, 1916. (2) Pte. Albert Westwood served 10 years in the Suffolk Regiment. He has been in hospital in Salonika since December 1917, suffering from frost-bitten feet. (3) Sapper Charles Westwood served eight years with the Suffolks and Royal Engineers; discharged last March after serving 3 years and 4 months in France. (4) Sergt. Frederick Westwood was called up at the outbreak of war; and has served 7 years with the Suffolks. He was wounded at Ypres, in 1914, and again at Loos; now recovering from malaria fever in Salonika. (5) Pte. Eva Westwood joined the W.A.A.C. in 1917, being the first woman to volunteer in the Stoke district. (6) Pte. Herbert Robinson (son-in-law), who enlisted in December 1908, in the Suffolks, was killed in action in January 1916.



 Army Service Corps

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