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William Wyer

Biography of Private William Wyer (14004)
9th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment

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William Wyer

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Haconby, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth Registration:
Jul – Sept 1894

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 Wyer

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Kirkby Underwood, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Farm Labourer

Mother’s Name:
Sarah Elizabeth Wilson

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Haconby, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1882 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Annie Lizzie Wyer, 1883, Haconby
Robert Wilson Wyer, 1885, Haconby
Edmund Wyer, 1887, Haconby
Ethel Jane Wyer, 1889, Haconby
Emily Wyer, 1891, Haconby
Sarah Elizabeth Wyer, 1892, Haconby
William Wyer, 1894, Haconby
John George Wyer, 1896, Haconby
Kathleen Wyer, 1900, Haconby
Hilda Mary Wyer, 1902, Haconby

1901 Census:
William is living with his parents in Haconby.

1911 Census:
William is living with the Wilson family possible his cousin as a boarder in Greatford. The census gives him an age of 16 and he is listed as a horseman on farm.

Relatives In Services:
William’s brother’s Edmund and Robert Wilson Wyer and cousins John Thomas Wyer, Harry Sandall, John William and Walter Sandall also fought and were killed in WW1. Edmund Wyer, Robert Wilson Wyer and Harry Sandall can be found on our page dedicated to the Haconby War Memorial, John Thomas Wyer on the Kirkby Underwood War Memorial and John William Sandall and Walter Sandall on the Rippingale War Memorial.

Newspaper Mentions:
Gratham Journal Saturday 3rd October 1914

Military Records

Attestation Papers:

WW1 Soldier’s Records:

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private William Wyer, 14004, 9th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment was killed in action on 14th July 1916 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
The 15 Star


Haconby, plaque in St Andrew’s Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In Memory of Private W Wyer, 14004, 9th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment who died on 14 July 1916.
Remembered with Honour Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’abbe
Grave Ref: II.B.34

More information:

William Wyer

Heilly Station Cemetery

Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.