Trooper William Staniforth 2310

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Trooper William Staniforth 2310

Date of Birth:  April 1886

Address:   The Hollies, Shilton Road, Barwell, Leics

Parents Names: 

Farmer (Shoe Manufacturer)


Occupation before the war:   Shoe Clicker

Siblings Names:

Farmer b1887  |  Thomas b1890 d pre 1896  |  Sarah b1892  |  Daniel b.1893  |  Tom b.1896                             Henderson b.1898  |  Emma b.1900  |  Clarence b.1902  |  Harry b.1905  |  Ella b.1906  |  Hilda b.1908

Date Died:   12.10.1917

Age:  31

Place of Death:   Ypres

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Tyne Cot Mem., Zonnebeke, West Vlaanderen

Cause of death:   Killed in action


Household Battalion

Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line


Victory Medal

British War Medal

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

  • Born and lived in Barwell
  • Enlisted Glen Parva
  • Married Ellen Hallam in 1916. When he died her address was given as ‘Helgamalm’, Llancast Street, Malvern, Victoria, Australia
  • William sailed on The Moravian from London to Sydney Australia on 19thMarch 1912 with his brothers Farmer and Tom.
  • He returned to England, sailing from Brisbane to London on The Orvieto, on 29thMarch 1913. This time he was travelling alone.