William H Stableford 1890 – 1916

STABLEFORD_W_Hhttp://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/589587/STABLEFORD,%20W%20H  I visited the memorial in 2014 but was unable to locate his memorial in this or any of the surrounding Cemetery’s.

Royal Warwickshire Regimental Badge
Royal Warwickshire Regimental Badge
Driver H Stableford
Driver W H Stableford photograph from Buxton Advertiser July 31st 1915.

W H Stableford: 11th (Service) Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment was raised at Warwick in September 1914 as part of Kitchener’s Third New Army and joined 24th Division as army troops. The Division began to assemble in the area of Shoreham but suffered from a lack of equipment and a lack of trained officers and NCOs to command the volunteers. In April 1915 the 11th Warwicks transferred to 112th Brigade, 37th Division at Cholderton on Salisbury Plain and proceeded to France on the 30th of July, the division concentrating near Tilques. They went into action in The Battle of the Ancre. – See more at: http://www.wartimememoriesproject.com/greatwar/allied/warwickshirregiment11-gw.php#sthash.oSnX9APq.dpuf

Born: 2nd May 1890 Fairfield registered Chapel-en-le-Frith Vol 7b Page 771 A/M/J (name has changed over time between both Stableford & Stapleford). William was christened on 30th July 1890, his parents were Charles & Mary Ann. William had three older siblings Jessie, Ada & Horace. William started North Road School on 30th May 1894 the family were living at 16 Victoria Terrace,
1901 Census: Living at 16 Bridge Street aged 10yrs.
1911 Census: Living with parents @ 16 Bridge Street aged 20yrs.
Occupation: Newspaper Seller.

1915: William married Margaret Cooper in Kings Norton, Warwickshire. The couple set up home at 9a Terrace Road, Buxton.

Leave a Reply