Private W. C. Bussell   Service number 701797  london regiment

Regiment London Regiment 23rd Bn

Date of birth  2nd September 1888

Date of death 7th October 1918

Age at death  29 years


His Story

William was a native of Poplar, an only son with 3 older sisters.   In early 1916 William, 27 and unmarried, enlisted at Canning Town into the 23rd Battalion, London Regiment and arrived in France July 1916 as part of the British Expeditionary Force.   Later he was sent to Salonica and Palestine but by mid-1918 he had twice been admitted to hospitals in the Eastern Mediterranean region.   William was repatriated home but died in September 1918 at Southern General Hospital, Bristol.

Details of William Charles Bussell’s life and family are available in our publication “Hidden Histories”