Bushell, William Theodore


War Service:
Lance corporal 2816 WILLIAM THEODORE BUSHELL of ‘A’ company, 1/16th battalion London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles) was killed by a shrapnel wound to the head sustained at about midnight on 16/17 June 1915, aged 31. On 27 February 1899 he joined the cadet battalion of the Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment and later served as a Volunteer in the 13th Queen's Westminster Rifles from 1899 to 1904.

His brother Harry also served in the 16th Londons and was with him when he died.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres.

Location of Memorial:
He is also remembered on the memorial of the Sydenham, Forest Hill & District Tradesmen’s Benefit Society.

He was the son of Arthur and Sarah Bushell, of Ann's Cottage, Biggin Hill. He was born in Pimlico and educated at Westminster Training College.
Before the war he had been employed by J W Benson Ltd, watchmakers, of Ludgate Hill.

de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

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