2nd Lieutenant William Clifford Hales

Date of Birth 3 June 1891
Age at Death 25
Date of Death 24 October 1916
Service Number
Military Service 2 Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment
Merton Address 53 Gap Road, Wimbledon
Local Memorial Wimbledon Parish Church

Additional Information

2nd Lt Hales was the son of William Henry Hales and Florence (nee Hersee) Hales of Wimbledon. He was educated at Kings College School Wimbledon, where he was a Corporal in the Officer Training Corps. He went to London University and passed his final Law exams in June 1914. He married Athol Daisy Harris at Holy Trinity Church Wimbledon on 27/04/1915. Full details in De Ruvigny’ Roll of Honour Vol 3 Page 125.

In the War Diary of 2nd Royal Berkshire Regt William Hales’ death is recorded in the entry for 23/10/1916. He died leading his Company in a night attack, and is buried in the Sunken Road Cemetery between Le Transloy and Les Boeufs. The war diary can be found in The Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire and Wiltshire Regimental Museum in Salisbury, Wiltshire.


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