Rifleman William Richard Pickett, A/200222

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Name:  Rifleman William Richard Pickett, A/200222

Date of Birth:   1876


William: Albion Street, Anstey

Father’s; 17 Tanero Crescent, Brooklyn, Wellington, New Zealand

Parents Names: 

William Richard Pickett (worker in shoe factory)

Elizabeth Huddleston d.1879

Occupation before the war:   Shoe Riveter

Siblings Names:

No full blooded siblings: 8 half blood siblings

Date Died:   15.8.1917

Age:   41

Place of Death:   Ypres

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Ypres(menin Gate) Mem., Belgium

Cause of death:   Killed in action


10th Battalion

King’s Royal Rifle Corps


British War Medal

Victory Medal

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

  • In the 1881 census William Richard Picket was aged 4 living with his widowed father aged 26, on Church Lane as a lodger with the Richard Family. His mother was born in Goadby the same as Fanny Richards so probably sisters.
  • In 1901 he was boarding with Pollie Smith and Family and working as a shoe maker at home.
  • In 1911 he was Boarding with the Bruce Family in Albion Street Anstey
  • His father remarried – Susannah Lowe – in 1882 and they had 8 children
  • On 17th January 1913 his father, Step Mother and 7 members of his family left from London to Wellington NZ on the Ruahine. They were probably Thomas and his wife; Ellen; May; Albert; Evelen and Wilfred.
  • Left his effects to his father William