Guards' Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, near Bethune
Picture courtesy of Mike & Rosemarie
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.
NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 26
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.
War Graves Commission Record