William Tyler

Biography of Private William Tyler, (T/207117)
2nd bn, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Formerly 265488, Royal Sussex Regiment

Died 5th October 1917

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Wiliam Tyler

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Osgodby, Lincolnshire England

Date of Birth registration:
Apr – Jun 1889

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


William has not been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.


Father’s Name:
Peter Tyler

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Wilsford, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:

Mother’s Name:
Mary Jane Sharp

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Swayfield, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1888 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
William Tyler, 1889, Osgodby
John Thomas Tyler, 1892, Edenham
Frank Tyler, 1894, Edenham

1891 Census:
William is living with his parents in Edenham, Lincolnshire

1901 Census:
William is living with his parents at Main Road, Edenham, Lincolnshire

1911 Census:
William has not been found yet.

Relatives in services:
William’s brother Frank also fought in ww1 in the Royal Fusiliers but returned home.

Newspaper Mentions

Grantham Journal Saturday 20th October 1917
Tyler- Died of wounds received in action on Oct 4th, Corpl. William Tyler, Royal Queen’s West Surrey Regiment, aged 27 years, eldest beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Tyler, Edenham.

Corpl. W. TYLER, of Edenham
The death has occurred of Corporal William Tyler, through wounds received in action abroad. He was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Peter Tyler of Edenham and was 27 years of age. In September 1914 he joined the Royal Sussex Cyclist Regiment and after a time was made a Corporal. Some months ago he went abroad and was transferred to the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. In a letter received by his parents from a nurse at the base hospital, to which he was conveyed after being wounded we learn that in the action he received serve wound with internal injury on October 4th and died at 8am on the 5th. The nurse says “He was too ill to talk much, but I told him I should write to you and he sent his love. He was laid to rest in the cemetery here with his comrades. You will be glad to know he did not suffer much pain as he was unconscious for some time before the end, which was very peaceful.” The sympathy of all goes out to the bereaved parents and the brother of the deceased in their great sorrow. Deceased’s brother Second-Lieut. F Tyler is expecting to go to the from next week.

Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private William Tyler, 2nd Battalion Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment was killed in action on 5th October 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders..

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
William’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal

UK:Edenham, Roll of Honour in Edenham St Michael and all Angels Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In memory of Private W Tyler, 207117, 2nd Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) who died on 5 October 1917 Age 27
Son of Peter and M.J. Tyler, of “Fairlawn,” St Andrew’s Drive, Skegness, Lincs. Native of Edenham, Lincs.
Remembered with honour, Godewaersvelde British Cemetery.

More information:

Military Service Timeline:

Enlisted in Brighton, Sussex

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