As we proceed through the years 2014 to 2018, I intend to publish the names of the fallen from Bishopthorpe in both Link and Bishopthorpe dot net in the month which marked the centenary of their deaths.
As well as spending a few moments thinking of this man and his family, I hope that you find the details of some interest.
DALE, William Edward
Private, No. 17/1443, 14th (North Eastern Railway) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Killed in action 26 September, 1916, aged 20, during the Battle of the Somme.
Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B.
As well as being included on Bishopthorpe’s Memorial, William Edward’s name is also commemorated on the great North Eastern Railway War Memorial on Station Rise in York.