William Harold BRUCKSHAW
Rank: Lance Corporal
Number: 315006
Unit: 15th Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 28 March 1918
Age: 39 (approx)
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France

Regimental records noted that William in Stockport. Family history websites list one person born in the area, in 1879, who would have been of military age by the time of the Great War. The 1901 Census also shows a man, aged 21, who was then working as a brewery cellarman. Both of these references are probably the soldier on the memorial

Nothing further is known about his private life, although there seems to be no record of a man of this name getting married in the Stockport area. His service number confirms that he was conscripted into the army after 1 January 1917. He was killed during a massive German attack described here.

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