William Piercy

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Sychdyn

Name / Enw: William Piercy

Regiment/Catrawd: 9th Welsh Regiment

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private 62408

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Chambrecy British Cemetery

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: 111.A.5

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: France

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: British War Medal 1914 -1920 Victory Medal 1914-1919

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

He was killed on the Marne (Western Front) 30th May 1918 age 19. Willie was firstly declared ‘missing’ for some weeks before finally being pronounced, dead.

The details known are very similar to his brother. Please refer to Griffith Piercy’s page. William died 5 months before his brother. He too is commemorated on the family grave in Northop Churchyard.

Many grateful thanks also to Mrs Jane Bradshaw, niece of Griff and Will for sharing with us so many photographs and artefacts pertaining to the two brothers. We have included some of her other photographs on ‘Sychdyn’s Homefront WW1 page’.


The young Piercy family. Left to Right William jnr 5/6 yrs, William (father) with Thomas 3 / 4 yrs, Griffith 6/7yrs, Isabella (mother) with baby Jenny 1yr.