Service Number 27075
Regiment Royal Field Artillery
William Attwood moved to Linton after the First World War and we include him on this web site as a former soldier who served in The Great War and who lived in the villages after the war.
We believe William Attwood was born in 1896 in Walton, Warwickshire, the eldest son of William and Edith Attwood. William (senior) was a waggoner on a farm, while William (Jnr) was a gardener in 1911.
William (Jnr) served as Gunner 27075 William Attwood of the Royal Field Artillery, first going to France on the 21st May 1915.
We learned of William's connection, post-war, with Collingham when the Pension Record Cards were digitised. Unusually, William has two pension record cards detailing four different addresses. Around 1919, on his discharge from the Army on the 5th March 1919, William was at Rise, Skirlaugh, near Hull. Between March 1919 and January 1921, William moved to 6 Victoria Drive, Ilkley. Then, on the 6th January 1921, he moved to Walton Wood Cottages, Wellesbourne, Warks and it is this connection with Warwickshire that makes us think we have correctly identified William Attwood. This record card shows he was claiming a pension for his war service due to a gun shot wound to his right leg.
Less than a month later, William moves back to Yorkshire and has an address near Stamford Bridge on the 12th February 1921. Finally, he moved to Linton.
1911 Census. The National Archives. Class RG14 Piece 18773
First World War Medal Index Cards. The National Archives (WO372).
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