Gregory, William Charles (No. 8929)

Gregory, William Charles

Lance Corporal

No. 8929, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment

Killed in action on Sunday 9 May 1915 (aged 23)

No known grave


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium (Panel 3)

Brother of Private Albert Edward Gregory (No. 9300)


William Charles Gregory was born on 30 October 1892 in the townland of Ballyhaskin, Carrowdore and he was a son of William Charles Gregory and Esther Gregory (nee Wright).

William Charles Gregory worked as a Coast Guard and he and Esther had at least five children:

William Charles (born 30 October 1892 in Ballyhaskin, Carrowdore)

Albert Edward (born 22 February 1894 in Shore Street, Donaghadee)

Ann Elizabeth (born 3 October 1895 in Shore Street, Donaghadee)

These three children were baptised in Donaghadee Parish Church of Ireland Church.

After the Gregory family moved to England:

Henry Ernest (born/baptised 3 November 1901)

Esther (born/baptised 21 August 1904)

These two children were baptised in St Peters, Broadstairs, Thanet, Kent.

Albert Edward Gregory and William Charles Gregory enlisted in London and they both served with the 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.

Private Albert Edward Gregory and Lance Corporal William Charles Gregory were both killed in action on 9 May 1915, the opening day of the Battle of Aubers Ridge.  They have no known graves and are commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial in Belgium.

At the time of their deaths their parents were living in Bell Lane, Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire.