Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
15 Apr 1920
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
Soldier or Civilian
Trooper William George Byron was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire in 1880.
In 1891 he was living with his parents, 4 sisters & brother in Hanover Square area of Belgravia, London. His father is working as a Horse Superintendant.
On 14th July 1899 aged just 19, he joined the 2nd Life Guards in The Household Cavalry at the Regents Park Barracks. He was described 6ft 1/4 inch tall with a sallow complexion, brown hair, brown eyes with a scar on his nose & ML tattooed on his left forearm.
He fought in the Boar War from July to November 1900 & was awarded the Africa Medal & 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State & Transvaal.
In 1904 he married Mildred House & settled down to family life with 4 children.
In 1907 after 8 years in the army, he joined the reserves, as he had got a job as a mounted police constable, based at the Dunstable Place station in Luton.
On the outbreak of war he rejoined the colours & fought in France, being demobilized at the end of the war a Corporal.
He died 15th April 1920 & is buried in the Cemetery on Crawley Green Road.