Rank: Corporal
Number: 13189
Unit: 11th Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 3 July 1916
Age: 28
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

William was the second son of Mr & Mrs J Collette, 62A Churchgate, Stockport. He was married to May Eleanor Collette who, after the war, was living at 20 Cemetery Road, Ipswich.

William had been born in the parish of St Mary's C of E Church, Stockport and it would appear that he lived all his life in the area until he volunteered for the army, in the town, in September 1914. Click here for details of the attack in which he was killed. He was originally posted as missing after the attack and it was not until June 1917 that the military authorities made an official presumption that he must have been killed. His body was never found and identified.

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