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13483 Private William Bussell


Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916 

"For he was slain for us"

Born in Poyntington, Somerset on 11/10/1885 and he was baptised on 25/10/1885.

His parents were John Bussell(1840-1924) and

Rachel Luxton(1844- buried on 05/02/1906).

They were married in 1864.

William had 5 brothers; Richard Henry(1865-1944),

George Jasias(1866-1943),

Charles Herbert(1874-25/10/1964),

Roland Jabez(1875-21/02/1962) and John(03/01/1887-1974).

He also had 6 sisters; Leah Ann(1869-1914),

Bessie Sophia(1870-1918),Mary Grace(born in 1871),

Ada Lizzie Luxton(born in 1877),Eva Minnie(born in 1880)

and Edith Emily Luxton(born in 1881).

In the 1891 census, the family were recorded as living on Sparrow Lane in Yeovil,Somerset. Williams father was working as a milk dairyman.

In the 1901 census,the family had moved to

4 West Coker Road Yeovil.William had gained employment as a printers clerk,whilst his father was a foreman on a farm.

In the 1911 census,i t showed that the family had moved again,this time to 12 Manor Road, Yeovil. William was now working as an advertisement clerk in a newspaper office and his father was a carter on an estate.

He enlisted in Yeovil and his disembarkation date into France was on 22/09/1915.

He was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star,the British War 1914-1918 and the Allied Victory medals.

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