Torkington, William

William Torkington, Private 26668, 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regt
Died 30th April 1917 in Mesopotamia (now Iraq), aged 20

 

EARLY LIFE

Son of Mrs. Mary Torkington, of Egerton Villas, Altrincham Rd., Wilmslow, Cheshire.

More information will be added here when research is complete.

 

WW1 SERVICE

 

 

COMMEMORATION

Private William Torkington has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 14 and 62 of the Basra Memorial, Iraq. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private William Torkington, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

Locally, Private William Torkington is commemorated on the Macclesfield King’s School, Wilmslow (Mill Street and St Bartholomew’s Church) and Gawsworth (Church Lane and St James Church) war memorials. In Wilmslow William is also remembered on the family gravestone at St Bartholomew’s Church, grave ref. B.K 17.

 

SOURCES

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Lives of the First World War website

Macclesfield Advertiser: 8 June 1917


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