Private Archibald William Gretton M/401028

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Private Archibald William Gretton M/401028

Date of Birth:  December 1891


Parents: Main Street  (Bradgate Road), Anstey

1918:Chancery Lane, Chapel End  near Atherstone

Parents Names: 

Daniel Gretton (Agricultural Labourer)  d.1913 and Eliza

Occupation before the war:  

1914:General Labourer

1918: Collier

Siblings Names:

Alfred Benjamin b.1882  |  Rosa Jane b 1888  |  Emily Isabella b. 1891

Date Died:   04.03.1919

Age:  27

Place of Death:   Nuneaton General Hospital

Place of Burial/Memorial:

E 4, Nuneaton (stockingford) Cemetery

Cause of death:   

Due to the shock of surgery after serving in France.

He had a hernia.


Royal Army Service Corps

Section – Mechanical Transport


1914 -15 Star

Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • First enlisted in 9.9. 1914 at Nuneaton into the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
  • He was 5’ 4ins tall and weighed 112lbs
  • Brown hair and brown eyes
  • Scars on both knees; mole on right shoulder and warty growth in groin.
  • Re enlisted on 21.3.1918 aged 26years and 8 months
  • When demobbed, transferred to Reserve and heavy Lorry driver at Woolwich Dockyard. 22.2.19
  • When died was on demobilisation.