Lance Corporal Willie Britton

Army Number : 20960

Battalion : 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born and lived at Nottingham. Son of John and Ellen Britton, of 5, Lambert Street, Hyson Green, Nottingham. He was a colliery rope lad prior to enlisting at Nottingham. He served in Gallipoli during 1915 with the 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment. He was transferred to the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment and was killed in action, 16th September 1916, aged 21, in the attack on the German positions at Guillemont, France, during the Battle of the Somme.

Lance Corporal Willie Britton

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

Thiepval Memorial, France.

Lance Corporal Willie Britton is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
St. Stephen’s Church War Memorial, Hyson Green, Nottingham.
St. Peter’s Church War Memorial, Radford, Nottingham.
Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham.

Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham.
Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham.