William George Dark

Date of birth:        1889
Place of birth:      St Mary’s, Southampton
Service No:           263046
Regiment:              Monmouthshire Regiment Territorial Force
Died:                         30th May 1917
Death location:    France

Family life before the war
William George Dark was born in 1889.  The 1911 census shows him living at Gordon Villa, Khartoum Road, Highfield, Southampton with his mother Henrietta, his brother, a cousin and a lodger:

Henrietta Charlotte Dark – aged 50 – a widow. Living on private means.
William George aged 22 – Carpet shop assistant.
Albert James aged 20.
Maud Nellie Louise Pyne (cousin / niece).
Harry Thomas Spear aged 27 – lodger.

Military Service
William served with the Monmouthshire Regiment and was killed on 30th May 1917.  He is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, grave III.B.191.

The cemetery, near the Belgian border on the main road from St. Omar to Lille, contains 4403 casualties of WW1.  It was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.

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