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William Yeomans was born in Wolverhampton in 1891, the son of George and Maria Yeomans. In 1901 the family were at 5 Hall Street, Bilston, along with William’s siblings Thomas, George and Sarah A. In 1911, he was living with his brother George and his family at 4 Rowley Square, Gozzard Street, Bilston. William was an iron plate worker.

On 23 August 1915 he enlisted with the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry (number 23190). His name was listed in the Express & Star on 21 May 1917 as one of the local men who had been wounded. He was discharged on 2 March 1918, and awarded the Silver War Badge (number 321821) as a result of wounds on 22 February 1918. I have not been able to trade further details of his life.