William Cecil Catherall was the son of Jonathan and Margaret Frazer Catherall, Hawkesbury. He was born 6th June 1897 and educated at King’s School, Chester. He was a bank apprentice before the war. The family was at Hawkesburyin 1911. Father, Jonathon was secretary to a colliery company; William Cecil was 13, and his sister Ann Catherine 12.
William Cecil enlisted 29th November 1915 and was posted to The London Regiment (Artist’s Rifles). He was commissioned to the Northamptonshire Regiment, 24th March, 1917. He was 20 when he died in Egypt in 1917.
William Cecil was commemorated on the plaque at St. John’s Congregational Church and at the University of Nottingham.