Private 5500 William Richard Pittom

Reason: Killed in Action
Date: 2 Jul 1916
Age:   22
Theatre: France and Flanders
Main Battle   2nd day of the Battle of the Somme
Action:   Killed by Shell fire in the "Moated Grange" trenches
CWGC Cemetery: Rue de Bacquerot No 1 Military Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave or Panel: Grave I.J.11
SWFHS Memorial: Southam
Unit: 2/5th Battalion
Regiment: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Awarded: Mentioned in Despatches, British War and Victory Medals
Enlisted: Enlisted at Birmingham
Arrived in Theatre:   Yet to be established
Born:   17 Jul 1891 at Southam
   6d 675
Baptised:   29 Nov 1891 at Southam    
Parents: Richard and Emma E Pittom [nee Shearsby]
Wife:   Amenia May Pittom [nee Hobbins]    
Marriage:   Jun Qtr 1914 at Solihull    
1901 & 1911 Address:
  Appendix Street, Southam
1914 Address:   2 Oak Cottages, Yardley Wood, Birmingham    CWGC
1911 Occupation:   Assistant Gas Plant Stoker
CWGC Page:      
Private Pittom
CWGC Memorial: Rue de Baquerot No 1 Military Cemetery
SWFHS Memorial: Southam
Regimental History: Warwickshire Regiment
Lest We Forget:   Southam Men in the Great War

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