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The Express & Star article announcing the death of George Rochell also mentioned two of his brothers, Private William Rochell (who had been wounded and was in hospital at Reading), and Sergeant-major Rochell, who was also wounded but still in the firing line.

William was born in Wolverhampton in 1879. By 1911, he was a lodger at the home of Valentine Frank Chilton, at 92 Watling Street, Bridgtown, Cannock, and working as a surface coal loader in a colliery.

William enlisted in the 7th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment at Stockport, in Cheshire (number 10592). From 17 December 1914, he served in France. He died on 24 November 1915 whilst at the War Hospital in Southampton, and is buried at Netley Military Cemetery in Hampshire. Presumably this means that he did not recover from his wounds. His next of kin is given as his father, Richard, so it appears that he never married.

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