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On 20 June 1917, the name of W. Doley (number 240987) of the South Staffordshire Regiment, was included among a list of the wounded in the Express & Star. He does not appear among the casualties listed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, so he appears to have recovered from his wounds.

William James Doley was born in Wolverhampton in 1896, although I have not been able to find any more details about him and his family from the 1901 census. After serving his country during the First World War, he married Lucy Perks in 1923, and they went on to have three children – Ivy, Olive and William – between 1924 and 1932. He died aged 49 in 1945.