Private William Beeson Birley

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Army Number: 15106

Battalion: 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

British 15 Star, British War and Victory MedalBorn and lived at Middleton, Derbyshire. Son of William Henry and Minnie Birley, of Chapel Lane. Middleton. He was an errand boy for a limestone firm prior to enlisting at Derby. He went to France on 14th July 1915 and was killed in action, on 4th April 1917, aged 27, during the attack at Heudicourt, France. 

Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

Thiepval Memorial, France.

Private William Beeson Birley is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
Middleton War Memorial, Middleton, Derbyshire.
Holy Trinity Church War Memorial, Middleton, Derbyshire.