Altrincham WW1 

William Tasker

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:02nd Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:York & Lancaster Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Bancourt British Cemetery
Town Memorial:Altrincham
Extra Information:
Born in 1890, the son of William & Alice Tasker.

1891 Census - No Trace.

1901 Census - 10, Green Lane, Wincham, Cheshire.    Son - aged: 11 - born:
Wimcham, Cheshire.    Head of household - William Tasker - Married - aged:
30 - occ: Chemical Labourer - born: Plumbley, Cheshire.    Also - Alice
Tasker - Wife - aged: 26 - born: Plumbley, Cheshire.  Plus 3 younger

Married Elizabeth Ann Chapman during the December quarter 1909 in the
Bucklow R.D. - ref: 8a/297.

1911 Census - Lime Kiln Houses, Mere, Cheshire.     Head of household -
Married - aged: 21 - occ: Team's Man on Farm - born: Wincham.  Also - Annie
Elizabeth Tasker - Wife - aged: 23 - born: Millington, Cheshire.   Plus
their son William aged: 1, his mother in law and a brother in law.

Formerly 5179 - South Lancashire Rgt.   Enlisted in the SLR and drafted to
the front in September 1916 when he transferred to the Y&LR.

On the 12th October 1916 he took part in a bayonet charge from which he
never returned - recorded as missing on that date.

Death reported in the18/05/1917 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.

Left a widow and one son.

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1918.

Memorials found on:
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
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