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Born: 1896, Shipley
Died: 29 May 1918
Address: 50 Barrett Street, Shipley
Parents: Thomas & Hannah
Siblings: Ben, Frank, Elea, Sarah, Harry
Occupation: Butterfield’s Tank Works, Woodbottom
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: St Paul’s, Shipley; Soisson Memorial
Regiment: West Yorkshire
Willie Mortimer
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Pte William Mortimer, West Yorks Regt, second son of Mr and Mrs Mortimer of 50 Barrett Street, Shipley, and who has been wounded twice, is reported missing since 27th May. Now 22 years of age, he enlisted in January 1915 and went to the front a year later. He worked at Butterfield’s Tank Works, Woodbottom. His brother, Pte Ben Mortimer, West Yorks Regt, has had trench feet twice and is now at the front again. Any information concerning Pte W Mortimer, will be gladly received by his parents. Shipley Times & Express, 13 September 1918. Willie’s death is given as 29 May 1918 by CWGC
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