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William Antwis was born in Wolverhampton in 1890, the son of William and Mary. In 1901, they were living at 12 Derry Street, together with William’s brother, Thomas.

William enlisted with the 1st Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 19083). He died on 26 October 1917 at the age of 27, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. He also appears on the memorial for the Monmoor & Victoria Works, so presumably he was a former employee there.

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