Altrincham WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter W. 

William Dyson Warmisham

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:02nd RM Bn - RND
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Marine Light Infantry
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Ancre British Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born at Altrincham on the 6th May 1891.   Born during the June quarter 1891
in the Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/197, the son of Robert & Mary Elizabeth
Warmisham (nee Pearson).

1891 Census - 1 Springfield Road, Altrincham.     Son - aged: 9 - born:
Altrincham.   Head of household - Robert Warmisham - Married - aged: 48 -
occ: Bricksetter - born: Altrinmcham.    Also - Mary E. Warmisham - Wife -
aged: 45 - born: Altrincham.   Plus 9 siblings.

Attended Seamons Moss School.

1901 Census - 1 Springfield Road, Altrincham.    Son - aged: 19 - occ:
Draper's Assistant - born: Altrincham.   Head of household - Robert
Warmisham - Married - aged: 59 - occ: Bricklayer and builder - born:
Altrinmcham.    Also - Mary Elizabeth Warmisham - Wife - aged: 55 - born:
Altrincham.   Plus 5 siblings.

Member of the Timperley Weslyan Church     Employed by Mr. Thomas Burchall
Parkes, Old Market Place, Altrincham.

Enlisted into the RMLI on the 14th June 1911.  After training, he was
drafted to Gibralter where he served until November 1914.   He served at
Gallipoli throughtout the whole of that unfortunate campaign.  

In support of the King's Own Scottish Borderers, the Plymouth Bn of the
RMLI landed on Gallipoli's  "Y" Beach at 0900 hrs on the 4th March 1915,
but they soon got into trouble.   Attempts to move south soon met strong
Turkish opposition and eventually the landing had to be abandoned.    
Their C.O. didn't have explicit written orders, there were no contingency
plans to follow on with given either a successful or unsuccessful landing,
the navy shells supposed to have been going over their line into the
enemy's line were landing short onto the RMLI's positions and they were
forced to run back down the cliffs.  
NB - "Y" beach is a bit of a misnomer, as it is mostly sheer cliffs - with
very little beach.   The entire Commonwealth Armies were withdrawn from
Gallipoli in December 1915 - this was undertaken with the loss of very few
men and is considered to be the only major achievement at Gallipoli. 
Returning to the UK in December 1915, 

They arrived at the Somme battlefield in October 1916 - part of the 188th
Brigade.   They arrived at Englebelmer from the St. Pol area on 05/10 - to
Hédauville on 08/10 - back to Englebelmer 21/10 - back again to
Hédauville 31/10 - to Puchevillers 05/11 - to Hédauville again on 07/11 -
back to Englebelmer again on 11/11 - They made an attack on Beaucourt on
13/11 - they advanced behind the 1st RM Bn and there was much hand to hand
fighting, particularly in the German third trench.   It was during this
attack that Private Warmisham sustained an arm wound.   He was making his
way to the dressing station as a "walking wounded", when he was hit in the
back by a sniper's bullet and killed.

Death reported in the 15/12/1916 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.

Strangely there are five Warmisham's commemorated on the Seamons Moss
School Memorial, but no William ?

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

Memorials found on:
Christ Church (Timperley)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
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