Lieutenant ColonelENGLISH, WILLIAM JOHN

Service Number 19834

Died 04/07/1941

Aged 59

Royal Ulster Rifles

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Son of Maj. William English, O.B.E. and Marian English; husband of Mary Isabel English, of Knock, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Also served in the 1914/18 War with the R.A.S.C.

Inscription

IN LOVING MEMORY

Citation

An extract from the "London Gazette," dated 4th Oct., 1901, records the following

"On 3rd July 1901, Lt. W. J. English, Scottish Horse (Dragoons), with five men, was holding the right of a position at Vlakfontein during an attack by the Boers. When ammunition ran short he crossed some fifteen yards of open ground under heavy fire at short range and obtained more. Two of his men were killed and two wounded, but the position still held, largely owing to this officer's personal pluck."

Buried at MAALA CEMETERY

Location: Yemen
Number of casualties: 307

Cemetery/memorial reference: I. 21.

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.