14715 Private John William Stilwell

9th(Service)Battalion

Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916

Born on 22/09/1895 in Chelsea, London. He was baptised on 10/10/1900.

His parents were Edward James Stilwell(1862-1900) and 

Mary Greenhow(1862-1923) They married on 27/07/1891.

John had 2 brothers; Edward James(05/11/1891-

07/09/1964 and Henry (07/10/1898-1974).

He also had a sister,Edith Eleanor(21/06/1897-1971).

In the 1901 census, the family were recorded as living at

59 Stadium Street Chelsea, London. Mary was working as 

a charwoman.  

John enlisted in Exeter and his date of disembarkation into France was on 01/10/1915.

He was killed in action on 01/07/1915.

He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star,

the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.   

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