WOODSTOCK REMEMBERS

SERVICE RECORD

Names
Surname
STROUD
Forname(s)
William George
Birthplace
Old Woodstock 25th May 1888 . Baptised August 1888 Parish register
Family
Parents
Frederick, a bricklayer and Sarah (Annie) nee Smith
Siblings
William was the eldest son.
William 12, Esther 11, Alice 8, George 6, Francis 4, Fred 2 (1901 Census)
Albert, Evellyn, Hilda, Gwyndoline (1911 Census)

Brother of Frederick Stroud died 16th October 1918
Address(es)
15 Bridge Street, Witney. Single(1911 Census) Living with his Aunt and Uncle William. Married Mabel Louisa (nee Pearson) in 1915, resident of 50 West End, Witney Oxon (CWGC) Son of Frederick and Annie Stroud, of Old Woodstock, Oxon; husband of Mabel Louisa Stroud, of 50, West End, Witney.(CWGC) Father of Ruby b 1916. In his will he left £224 to his widow
Occupation
Hairdresser (1911 Census)
Service

Rank: Private

Number: 23179

Regiment: 6th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry.

Death
Attested in Oxford, probably wounded at Langemarck. He died of wounds at Beauford War Hospital in Bristol on 2nd October 1917, aged 29
Burial
Commonwealth War Grave/ Memorial Woodgreen (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Witney. Total identified casualties 2 William is listed on the Witney War Memorial.

Related Imagery
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Researched by: Isabel Wheeler
Jeff Clements book, 'The men on the War Memorials of Witney, Crawley and Hailey, Volume 1' with thanks to Jeff Clements
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Oxfordshire/Woodstock.html
Ancestry, 'Photos credit of CWGC'. Commonwealth War Grave Commission, Photo credit with thanks to Margaret and Stuart Cox, one of the Stroud brothers, Local collection, Woodstock (Parish magazine) Oxfordshire County Museum, Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock,
Local Historian Patricia Crutch. STROUD Digital photograph Keith Davies