Trooper William George Byron

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

15 Apr 1920

War time / or Pre War occupation

Mounted Police Officer


Bedfordshire Police


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

32 Naseby Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Bute Hospital
United Kingdom

Grave Location

Plot Y.N.23
Crawley Green Road
United Kingdom

Luton ward

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

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.


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Author: KarenC

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