Waller, William Pettigrew

Taylor, Waller & Sinclair

Taylor, Waller & Sinclair

William Pettigrew Waller

Rank: Private

Regiment: 14th Battalion, London Scottish (London Regiment)

Parents: Mr Walter C & Mrs Mary W Waller

Address: 139 Cambridge Road, Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex

Other Info: In Death they were not Divided reads: “…Three comrades in the London Scottish. Private Taylor was the son of Mr & Mrs Taylor of ‘Guernsey’, 32 Vale Road, St Leonards, and Private Sinclair was former manager of the Palace Hotel, Hastings. The three were firm friends, and when they left for the Front they were ‘seen off’ by Private Taylor’s father. On 28th October 1916 an unlucky rifle grenade or bomb fell amongst a sentry post of six men, and the three friends were killed together by the same explosive.”

According to CWGC, William is remembered at Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, grave reference III.B.11.

Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: December 1916

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