Private WILLIAM SIDNEY POOLEY (photo added)

Serviceman Headstone image Serviceman thumbnail gravemarker Serviceman thumbnail
Rank Private
Forenames WILLIAM SIDNEY
Surname POOLEY (photo added)
Initials W S
Place of Birth LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Date of Birth Saturday, 28 March 1925
Date of Death Sunday, 11 June 1944
Age 19
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 14649677
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 5 Battalion, Black Watch
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location II. D. 32.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF JAMES AND RACHEL POOLEY, OF BERMONDSEY, LONDON.

Additional Information

 

 

WILLIAM SIDNEY POOLEY was born in Bermondsey, London.

 

 

Private WILLIAM SIDNEY POOLEY's Soldier's Book.1

 

 

 

Ranville Cemetery, undated, late 1940s or early 1950s.
Remembrance service at the 6th Airborne Division Memorial Cross.

 

 

Early photograph, undated,
of Private WILLIAM SIDNEY POOLEY's headstone.

 

 

 

Early photographs, undated, probably 1960s, of Ranville War Cemetery.

 

 

References
1. Additional information and photographs kindly provided by David Pooley, nephew of Private WILLIAM SIDNEY POOLEY.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph: David Pooley, nephew of Private WILLIAM SIDNEY POOLEY.
Individual photograph: David Pooley, nephew of Private WILLIAM SIDNEY POOLEY.
Additional photographs provided by: David Pooley, nephew of Private WILLIAM SIDNEY POOLEY and Carl Shilleto
Additional information provided by: David Pooley, nephew of Private WILLIAM SIDNEY POOLEY.

 

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What other people have said

Ipswich, UK

Caroline Fuller

So loved and never forgotten, dear Uncle William xx

On Sunday, June 11, 2017
Surrey

Jane Harrison

Always in our thoughts & prayers x

On Thursday, June 11, 2015
Kent

Amanda Read

Always in my thoughts.God Bless you William Pooley

On Monday, October 20, 2014
Killamarsh Derbyshire

Ian Frost

Forever in your debt. R.I.P Lest We Forget.

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014
London

Barbara Pooley

God bless Uncle Will. Lest we forget

On Friday, February 28, 2014
Puçol

Juan muñoz gomez

RESPECT AND HONOR. RIP

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Woking , England

David Pooley

So proud of your courage, so sad never got to know you but will never forget you and your sacrifice.

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014
France

JOSSELIN Martine

Utter respect to you, young William Pooley; rest in eternal peace in our land.

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014