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Ferris, W J

Guards' Cemetery, Windy Corner

Guards' Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, near Bethune
Picture courtesy of Mike & Rosemarie Thomas

Son of William John & Clara Jane Ferris (nee Whittel) of St Helier.

Killed in action, aged 32 years.

William's father, also William, was born in Ireland in 1842 and served with the 15th Regiment of Foot from 1858 to 1888 and his father before him (John Ferris) served with the 51st Regiment so there was a strong family tie to the military.

Letters of Condolence



NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 26 April 1918

Roll of Honour. It is with sincere regret that we chronicle the death which took place in action in France on Wednesday 17 April of Sergeant William J Ferris of the Gloucestershire Regiment. This soldier who was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs Ferris of 16 Apsley Road was one of the original expeditionary force and had been wounded on no less than five occasions. The Sergeant, who was well known locally and held in the highest regard, was 32. We tender the parents and other relatives our sincere sympathy in their bereavement.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

William John Ferris

Sergeant William (Willie) John Ferris
1st Battalion, Gloucester Regiment

1914-15 Star

William John Ferris



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