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William Joseph Wilderspin, Histon

High Street, Histon

History of High Street, Histon

The exact location of the Wilderspin home is currently unknown.

1911:

Frederick Wilderspin, 54, tin plate worker jam manufacturer, b Impington

Martha, 47, b Histon

Mable, 23, jam wrapper jam manufacturer, b Histon

John, 17, farm labourer, b Histon

Albert, 16, farm labourer, b Histon

William, 14, farm labourer, b Histon

Ethel, 10, b Histon

William signed up for the Cambridge Volunteer battalion when he was only 17. His four brothers and brother-in-law also fought in WWI. He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1.7.1916.

Wilderspin, William Joseph,Regiment number 15901, died 1/7/1916.From Histon. Was my great uncle.

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