WOODSTOCK REMEMBERS

SERVICE RECORD

Names
Surname
WILLIS
Forname(s)
Albert Henry
Birthplace
Old Woodstock 2nd April; Baptised June 1887
Family
Parents
James, labourer and Sarah Ann (nee Moulder)
Sarah Ann married John Timms in 1865 and they had 6 children. John died in 1880 and Sarah Ann Timms (nee Moulder) then married John Willis in 1886. They had two children - Albert Henry and Kate Louisa. Albert Henry Willis therefore also has 6 half-siblings.
John Timms' parents were James Timms (b. 1801) and Ann Freeman (b. 1811). One of their great grandchildren was Albert Thomas Willis (b. 1889) who married Louisa Brooks, sister of Charles Brooks (also on the War Memorial).
Siblings
Kate Louisa b.1889 and 6 half-siblings:
John Henry b.1864
Rachel Ann b.1871
Matilda b.1874
Alfred b.1876
John b.1878
Percival b.1880
Address(es)
Albert Henry, 2, Andrews Square, Old Woodstock. Married Rosa Bruton (1911 Census)
Occupation
Fishmongers Salesman, aged 24 (1911 Census)
Service

Rank: Private

Number: 267453

Regiment: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry 1st/1st Bucks Battalion

Death
Attested in Oxford. Private 267453 I/Ist Bucks Battalion, then 267453; went to France 16th December 1916. Wounded by gunshot to face on 16th April 1917. Re-joined Battalion 18th May 1917. Killed in action 27th August 1917 aged 30 at the 3rd Battle of Ypres at Langemarck.
Burial
Commonwealth War Grave/Memorial Tyne Cot Memorial Ref: 96 to 98 Total identified casualties 35000

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Researched by: Alice Hipkiss
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Oxfordshire/Woodstock.html
Ancestry, 'Photos credit of CWGC'. Commonwealth War Grave Commission, Local collection, Woodstock (Parish magazine) Oxfordshire County Museum, Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock,
Local Historian Patricia Crutch. Further information Thomas Robinson