Private 4172 WILLIAM THOMAS SEAGER of the 12th (Bermondsey) battalion East Surrey Regiment was killed in action on 15 September 1916.
Battalion war diary for 15 September 1916:
At 6.15am the battalion advanced and took the German first and second line trenches. Although it suffered heavy casualties, losing nearly all the officers, it continued to advance to about 200 yards in front of Flers and occupied enemy trenches there. Casualties : Officers 16; ORs 286.
He is buried in Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers.
Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at the church of St Luke, Deptford.
He was the husband of Mrs Florence Seager of Alloa Road, Deptford Park. Before the war he worked as a telegraphist.
Contributed By: Andy Pepper
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