|Leicestershire Regiment||58829||6th Battalion|
William Woolley was born at Crich in 1890; the son of Elizabeth Ann Woolley (née Walters). Before the war, Bill was employed by the Midland Railway as a wagon examiner at Ambergate, alongside his brother, Joseph Woolley, who was a storekeeper. Bill married Sarah Ellen Bate of Derby in 1912 and they relocated to Derby shortly before the outbreak of war. They would have three children: two boys and a girl. During the war, Bill served as a private soldier with the 6th Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment. He enlisted on 11 December 1915 and saw active service abroad. He was discharged due to wounds on 6 September 1919 and received the Silver War Badge. Bill returned to Derby after the war, where he worked as a coal miner. He passed away at Derby in 1927, aged thirty-six years.
Medal Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War medals also the Silver War Badge.
Silver War Badge
58829 Pte. Woolley William; Leistershire Regiment; badge 495061; enlisted 11.12.15; discharged 6.9.19; wounds; served overseas.
|Elizabeth Ann||Woolley||wife||27||Crich Carr|
|Emily||Walters||sister in law||16||Machinist||Hartsay|
|Hannah||Walters||sister in law||15||Machinist||Hartsay|
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|Elizabeth Ann||Woolley||housekeeper||35||Crich Carr|
|Charles Arthur||Walters||son of housekeeper||17||Coal miner||Crich|
|William||Woolley||son of housekeeper||10||Crich|
|Ellen||Woolley||daughter of housekeeper||9||Crich|
|Sarah||Woolley||daughter of housekeeper||8||Crich|
|John Isaac||Woolley||son of housekeeper||3||Crich|
|Infant son||Woolley||son||3 weeks||Crich|
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1911: Near Church, Crich
|Elizabeth Ann||Martin||wife||45||Crich Carr|
|William||Woolley||step son||20||Labourer, railway||Crich|
|Sarah||Woolley||step daughter||18||Stainer in cotton spinning works||Crich|
|John Isaac||Woolley||step son||13||Delver in stone quarry||Crich|
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