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William Henry Brittain

Biography of Private William Henry Brittain, (201670)
2nd/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Formerly 4655, 1st/4th Lincolnshire Regiment

Died 8th June 1917

under Construction


William Henry Brittain

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Pointon, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth registration:
Apr – Jun 1898

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


No marriage for William has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.


Father’s Name:
William Brittain

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Pointon, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Traction Engine Driver

Mother’s Name:
Louisa Elizabeth Stuffins

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Leadenham, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1886 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Caroline Brittain, 1887, Pointon
Fanny Brittain, 1888, Pointon
Mary Brittain, 1890, Pointon
Emily Brittain, 1891, Pointon
Edwin Brittain, 1892, Pointon
Annie Eliza Brittain, 1894, Pointon
May Brittain, 1896. Pointon
William Henry Brittain, 1898, Pointon
Kathleen Brittain, 1900, Pointon
Ivy Brittain, 1901, Pointon
Frank Brittain, 1903, Pointon
Bert Brittain, 1904, Pointon
John Brittain, 1906, Pointon
Tom Brittain, 1909, Pointon
Plus 1 more which name are unknown taken from the 1911 census

1901 Census:
William is living with his parents at 1 Brittains Lane, Pointon, Lincolnshire.

1911 Census:
William is living with his parents in Pointon, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 12 and he is listed as been at school.

Relatives in services:

Newspaper Mentions


Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private William Henry Brittain 201670 4th Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 8th June 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
William’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal


Sepringham, Roll of Honour in St Andrew’s Abbey

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In memory of Private William Henry Brittain, 201670, 2nd/4th Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 8 June 1917.
Remembered with honour, Thiepval Memorial.

More information:


Military Service Timeline:

Enlisted in Lincoln