Sergeant William Day

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

27 Apr 1917


George Powdrill

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

196 High Town Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Gaza War Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 17th May 1917
Sgt William Day


Sgt William Day, 200287, 1/5th Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action near Gaza in Egypt on April 27th, 1917. He was aged about 31 and left a widow, Clara, and two children living at 196 High Town Road, Luton.

William, an old Territorial, was called up at the outbreak of war and took part in the Gallipoli campaign, including the landing at Suvla Bay. Since seeing service in Egypt he had suffered from dysentery and septic poisoning.

Before call-up, Sgt Day was employed by contractor and builder Mr George Powdrill. On September 3rd, 1907, he married Clara Weedon at Luton Parish Church.

Sgt Day's mother, Emily, was living at 3 Jubilee Street, Luton. Her husband, Pte Albert James William Day, had also been killed in action, while serving with the Army Service Corps in France on June 23rd, 1916.


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Sgt William Day

Author: Deejaya

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