William Samuel Aldis

#51809, b. 1894, d. March 1915
  • Father: Thomas Aldis b. 1858, d. 28 Jan 1940
  • Mother: Harriet Scott b. 1859, d. 20 Jul 1940

Individual's Timeline

Birth1894William Samuel Aldis
Death15 January 1915William Samuel Aldis1
Death RegMarch 1915William Samuel Aldis2

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Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: William was a golf caddy.

Census details

Military Career

Records show that William Samuel Aldis served in the armed forces. William enlisted into the army in August, but was discharged after serving 11 days, as medicially unfit. His papers show that he - very unusually for the time - 6' 4", and he had a chest measurement of 35.5", with an expansion of 4", and his physical development was 'good'. Almost all the WW1 records I have perused show expansion of aprox 2", so even though he was 'unfit', he was a very big man. He died just 6 months after this.3


  1. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "Name:     William S. Aldis
    Death Age:     21
    Birth Date:     abt 1894
    Death Date:     abt 1915
    Death Place:     Caister
    Burial Date:     22 Jan 1915
    Burial Place:     Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
    Cemetery:     Caister Village Cemetery
    Cemetery Section:     35
    Grave Number:     2
    Interment Number:     997
    Cemetery Notes:     Consecrated."
  2. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Name:      ALDIS, William S
    Registration district:      Blofield
    County:      Norfolk
    Year of registration:      1915
    Quarter of registration:      Jan-Feb-Mar
    Age at death:      20
    Volume no:      4B
    Page no:      338.
  3. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920 about William Aldis
    Name:      William Aldis
    Document Year:      1914
    Regimental Number:      2469
    Regiment Name:      5th Bn. Nfk. Regiment
    Number of images:      5."