William Walker Laws


About William Walker

  • Name
    William Walker
  • Initials
    W W
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
    17 September 1880
  • Birth town
    Feltwell, Norfolk
  • Resided town
    Feltwell, Norfolk
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
  • Date of death
    December 1969
  • Married
  • Occupation
    Farm Labourer

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
  • Rank
  • Regiment
    Army Service Corps


William Walker Laws was born in Feltwell, Norfolk in 1880, to parents Arthur and Ann.  Before the war William was an agricultural labourer who married Emma Jane Hopkins from Feltwell on 2 December 1900.  They had at least six children and many grandchildren but no further information is known.

His service record has not survived but he first served in France in December 1915, aged 34.  He was a driver with the Army Service Corps attached to 83rd Battalion Royal Horse Artillery when he passed through Peterborough East Station and signed the visitors’ book on 5 November 1916.

He was admitted to No 31 Casualty Clearing Station on 9 Jul 1916, with malaria and transferred to No 29 General Hospital on 10 Jul 1916.

In 1939 William and Emma were living at Glasshouse Farm, Thorney, Cambs with their son Edgar, born 1918, a tractor driver. William is a farm foreman.  William passed away in 1969 in the Norwich area aged 89.

William’s brother, Private Earnest Edward Laws, was killed in action in December 1917 and is buried at Tyne Cot Memorial in Flanders.

Please get in touch if you can tell us more about William and his family.

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