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Date of Death
17 Feb 1917
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Soldier or Civilian
Sgt William John Arthur Saxty, 4749, 60th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), died at a dressing station in France on February 9th, 1917, from wounds sustained on the battlefield.
Born in Bath in 1881, he was aged 36 and married to Geraldine with four children (John, Hubert, Albert and Beatrice), aged 14 years to five months, living at 40 High Town Road, Luton.
Major Godson, of his regiment, wrote: "He came to me as a private at Grantham and his rapid promotion has been entirely due to his devotion to duty, and I feel very keenly his loss."
Prior to enlistment in August 1915, William was employed at the water works as an engine attendant, and was an ardent worker in connection with the Wesleyan Central Mission. He went to the Front in January 1916.