Lt William Cheetham

1896 Born

1901 census at 69, Osborne Road, Blackpool

1915 Dec 10. Joined the Inns of Court, Officer Training Corps, regimental no 8325. Served in no 6 and no 5 Cadet Companies, and attained the rank of Sergeant in the Corps.

1916 Aug 28. went to No. 14 Officer Cadet Battalion

1916 Nov 22. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (attached 10th Service Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 112th Brigade in 37th Division)

1917 Jan 9. Landed France, he was invalided at some point

1918 May 23. Promoted Lieutenant with 4th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

1918 Nov 15. Division received orders to join the British force that would advance across Belgium and move into Germany to occupy the Rhine bridgeheads.But these orders were cancelled 3 days later, at which time the Division was employed on road and railway repair work in the area of Leuze.

1918 Nov 16. Joined Royal Engineers and moved from 4th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 164th Brigade in 55th (West Lancashire) Division to the West Lancashire Divisional Engineers.

1918 Nov 16. ROYAL ENGINEERS. Field Cos.—Lt. William Cheetham, from 4th Bn., Loyal North Lanes. Regt., to be Lt. in the West Lanes. Div. Engrs.

1918 Dec 15. Division began move to Brussels area.

1919 Jan 19. Division began to demobilise. By the end of April 1919 the final cadres left for England.

1920 Feb 6. Lieutenant William Cheetham, Royal Engineers,died in Belfast. Buried Blackpool Layton Cemetery. Son of Harold and Sarah Alice Cheetham, of Oldham; husband of Alice Winifred Cheetham, of 25, Burlington Rd., South Shore, Blackpool.


British soldiers died in Ireland