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William Gaskell was the husband of Mary Emma Farrimond (formerly Gaskell) of 12, Ellesmere Street, Hindley, Wigan.

On 12th February 1915, Private William Gaskell and the 1/5th (Territorial) Battalion set sail for France.

In November 1915, William appeared in a list of casualties who had been wounded in action. This list was published in the Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser. He was at this time Lance-Corporal.

Twelve months later, on 2nd November 1916, Corporal William Gaskell died of wounds at home. He is buried in Hindley Cemetery.

It is unlikely he died of the wounds sustained a year previously. It is more likely he had since been wounded again. By this time he been promoted to Corporal.

Unfortunately his service records have not survived.

Rank: Corporal
Service No: 440
Date of Death: 02/11/1916
Age: 30
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st/5th Bn.
Cemetery: HINDLEY CEMETERY, A3. C.E. 282.

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