Prendergast, William Thomas


War Service:
Private 22896 WILLIAM THOMAS PRENDERGAST of the Cyclist Battalion of IX Army Corps was killed in action on 5 October 1918. He enlisted in March 1917 at the age of 18. He joined the 2/1 City of London Yeomanry before being transferred to 651 Agricultural Company of the Labour Corps. He was then compulsorily drafted into the Cyclist Corps and went to the Cyclist Base Depot in Rouen before joining his battalion on 24 August 1918.

He is buried and remembered in Montbrehan British Cemetery. Montbrehain village was taken on the 3rd October, 1918, but it could not be held at the time; it was finally captured by the 21st and 24th Australian Infantry Battalions two days later.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at St Saviour’s church, Lewisham High Street

He was the son of Joseph and Mary Prendergast of 58 Fernbrook Road, Hither Green. When he enlisted he gave his occupation as bank clerk.

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