Born: 1884, Sittingbourne, Kent.

Died: 24th October 1918; age: 34.

Enlistment Location: Colchester.

Date of Entry Therein: 15th December 1914.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 34021

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment, 9th Battalion.

wounded 6th July 1916.

Formerly SE/1418 Animal Veterinary Corps.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War, 1914 & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

Panel 5.

Vis-en-Artois Memorial,

Pas de Calais,





1891   1, Burling Place, Burlington Road, Colchester, Essex.


William was 7 years old and living with his mother & siblings.

Susan Whybrew (nee Mason), 39, a Laundress, born Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

Eliza Whybrew, 21, a Tailoress, born Australia.

Alice Whybrew, 15, a Tailoress, born Cork, Ireland.

Jack Whybrew, 12, born Canterbury, Kent.

Henry Whybrew, 9, born Canterbury.

Ellen Whybrew, 14 months, born Colchester, Essex.



In 1891, William’s father, David Whybrew, 52, a Labourer, born Wormingford, Essex. He was a patient at the Essex Hospital, Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex.


1901   9, Pownall Crescent, Colchester, Essex.


William was 16 years old he was living with his parents & sisters.

David, 62, a Labourer.

Susan, 50.

Nellie, 11.

Ada Whybrew, 5, born Colchester.


1911   28, John Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.


William was 27 years old, a Carman – Mineral Waters. He was married and Head of the Household.

Annie, 44.

1 lodger.


William’s father, William Whybrew, had been a Staff Sergeant in the East Kent Militia


In 1905, Colchester, Essex, William married, Adelaide Williams, born 1867, Ipswich.


William’s medals were sent to Mrs Whybrew at 195, Bramford Road, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Adelaide Whybrew – widow.


 Yorkshire Regiment, 9th Battalion


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