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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   William Willis
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Age at death:
   82
Date of burial:
   11 November 1942
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   29 Conought Road, Newbury
Burial register information:
  
Book number: 1917
Page number: 241
Record number: 11528
Official at burial:
   Richard Bracey
     
Source of information:
  Burial Register

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Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

William Willis
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
Date of source:    12 November 1942
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News

Transcription:

 

WILLIS - November 6th, suddenly at 26 Connaught-road, Newbury, William, the beloved husband of Annie Willis, age 82.  His end was perfect peace.


NWN 12th November, 1942
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William Willis
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News and Mrs Pattison
Date of source:    19 November 1942
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News

Transcription:

 

THE LATE MR. WILLIAM WILLIS

 

Veteran of the Berkshire Regt.

 

The many friends of Mr. William Willis will learn with regret of his death, which occurred suddenly at his home, 29 Connaught-road, Newbury, on Friday, November 6th.

 

Born at Woodspeen, Mr. Willis lived all his life in Newbury, and he would have been 82 years of age next month.  In the early part of his life he served 12 years with the Royal Berkshire Regiment.   For 6 years of this period he was in Egypt, where he received the Egyptian Medial, 1882, and the Khedive’s Bronze Star.  Later, Mr. Willis was on active service in the Boer War and also during the Great War of 12914-18.  For 17 years he was employed by the Newbury Corporation Gas Works.  He was a keen bandsman in the Salvation Army over a period of 30 years and was also a member of the P.S.A.  Mr Willis led an active life until the last, and his passing came as a great shock to his wife and family.

 

The funeral was held on Wednesday, last week, the service being conducted at the Salvation Army Hall by Adjutant Bracey.  The interment took place at the Old Cemetery, Newtown-road.

 

The mourners were: Mrs. Willis (wife), Mr. F. Willis (Son), Mr. and Mrs. Benham (daughter and son-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Willis (son and daughter-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. F. Spanswick (daughter and son-in-law), Mrs. Mosdell (daughter), Kathleen (daughter), Mr. and Mrs. E. Maisey (daughter and son-in-law), Mrs. N. Marshall (sister), Miss Hallam, C.J. and B. Benham (grandchildren).

 

Beautiful flowers were sent from: Wife and daughter Kathleen; Beat and Will; Edie and family; Kit and Fred; Doris, Eddie and grandchildren; Ted and Mary, Elsie (Miss Hallam); Frank; Sister Nellie; Betty and John (grandchildren); Cousin Sophie and family; Mr. and Mrs. W. Collins and family; Mr. and Mrs. L. Spanswick; Miss B. Hart and Sis; Cousin Mamie and Aunt Phil; Cousin Annie (Reading); Officers and Members S.A.; Officers and Members P.S.A.; Mr. and Mrs. Maisey; Friends and neighbours; Mr. and Mrs. Coxhead and family and Mr. Gough.

 

 

 

NWN 19/11/1942

Mrsd P p. 158 LS(K)16

D. 06/11/1942

Book 1917 page 241 No. 11,528

 

 

 

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