Private William Francis Daniel Everett

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

14 Jun 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Straw hat blocker


Read & Horn, Market Hill

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

28 Ashton Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 28th June 1917
Pte William Francis Daniel Everett

Pte William Francis Daniel Everett, 202664, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, had been in France only nine weeks when he died on June 14th, 1917, from wounds sustained in action. He was aged 25.

Writing to widow Ethel Mabel Everett at 28 Ashton Street, Luton, chaplain the Rev C. O. R. Wormald said Pte Everett was brought into the 49th Casualty Clearing Station seriously wounded. Everything possible was done to save his life, but he passed away on June 14th. The writer had ministered to him in his last hours and he thought there was not much suffering.

Pte Everett was buried with full military honours in consecrated ground in a little cemetery near the clearing station. A cross was to be erected in his memory.

Before joining the Army eight months earlier, Pte Everett, son of Frederick and Louisa Everett, worked as a straw hat blocker for hat manufacturers Read & Horn, Market Hill, Luton. He had married domestic servant Ethel Mabel Lay at Luton Parish Church on March 27th, 1915.

Pte William Francis Daniel Everett

Author: Deejaya

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