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Born: 1877, Leeds
Died: 8 November 1918
Buried: Cambrai East Military Cemetery
Address: Spurr Road, Kirkgate, Shipley
Spouse: Adeline
Occupation: Roadman, Shipley Council
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: Christchurch, Windhill
Children: Harriet, Harry, Mary, George
Regiment: West Yorkshire
William Meek
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On 31 January 1919 the Shipley Times & Express reported that William had died three days before the armistice was declared: Information has been received from the War Office by Mrs Meek of 6 Spurr Road, Shipley, that her husband, Pte William Meek, West Yorkshire Regt, was wounded on 1st November last and died on 8th November. He was struck with shrapnel on the chest and abdomen and died at a clearing station at the front in France. He was a roadman for the Shipley Urban Council until he joined up in November 1915. He leaves a wife and four children for whom the deepest sympathy is felt by a wide circle of people among whom the deceased was highly respected for his many good qualities.
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Above: William and his family taken around 1913-1915 (Courtesy of William’s great grandson Andrew Meek) Right: from In Memoriam columns of Shipley Times & Express 7 November 1919