Terry, William

William Terry, No- 32061 Private 2/4th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, killed in action France & Flanders 26th October 1917 and commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. William Terry was born Rawtenstall, Lancashire in 1889, the son of George and Jane Ann Terry (nee Taylor) and the husband of Veronica Whittam Rowe of Burnley and he spent his adult years living and working in Buckley as one of the local blacksmiths until he moved to Burnley, Lancashire to marry in early 1917, prior to him leaving for the Western Front with his regiment.

In 1911, William was living at 28 The Arch, Burnt Wood, Buckley, Flintshire: Jane Ann Terry Head married 52 born 1859 Newchurch Lancs; William Terry son single 22 Blacksmith Striker, born 1889 Rawtenstall, Lancs; Martha TERRY dau single 28 born 1883 Rawtenstall, Lancs.

William married Veronica Whittam Rowe in 1917 and they lived at Plumbe St. Burnley.

William’s brother Albert was killed on the first day of the Somme, July 1st 1916, and is remembered on the Thiepval memorial

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Buckley Memorial

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