William Francis Church

#27990, b. October 1886, d. 15 November 1916

Individual's Timeline

BirthOctober 1886William Francis Church1
Christening29 July 1892William Francis Church1
Marr RegJune 1911William Francis Church2,3
Death15 November 1916William Francis Church

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: William was an apprentice jeweller.

Census details

Military Career

Records show that William Francis Church served in the armed forces. He was a Private in the Northumberland Fusilliers (1/4th), when he was KIA in France.5


  • 1916, Western European Theatre6

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: I have not yet found his army papers. There is a photo on Ancestry.

Family of William Francis Church and May Millie Myhill


  1. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, William Francis Church
    Gender:      Male
    Birth Date:      Oct 1886
    Christening Date:      29 Jul 1892
    Christening Place:      Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
    Age at Christening:      5
    Father's Name:      William Francis Church
    Mother's Name:      Elizabeth Parmenter.
  2. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "Bullent crane_family_tree Owner: mick856."
  3. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com,      William F Church
    Year of Registration:      1911
    Quarter of Registration:      Apr-May-Jun
    District:      Yarmouth (1837-1924)
    County:      Norfolk
    Volume:      4b
    Page:      21.
  4. Website Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Web Site (unknown url) "CHURCH , WILLIAM FRANCIS      Private     5093     15/11/1916      Unknown     Northumberland Fusiliers     United Kingdom     Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.     THIEPVAL."
  5. Probate Research Service (England), online https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/Wills, Original Doc with signature.
  6. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
    Name:      William Francis Church
    Birth Place:      Gt. Yarmouth, Norfolk
    Death Date:      15 Nov 1916
    Death Location:      France & Flanders
    Enlistment Location:      Gt. Yarmouth
    Rank:      Private
    Regiment:      Northumberland Fusiliers
    Battalion:      1/4th Battalion (Territorials)
    Number:      5093
    Type of Casualty:      Killed in action
    Theatre of War:      Western European Theatre
    Comments:      Formerly 2300, Norfolk Regt."