William Haddock

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William Haddock

Bank: Coutts & Co

Place of work: London Strand office

Died: 15 September 1916

William Funston Haddock was born in Wandsworth, London, on 6 July 1890, the son of William Charles Haddock, a clerk, and his wife Fanny Beatrice. In July 1909 he went to work for Coutts & Co as a clerk.

In April 1916 Haddock left his job in the bank's income tax department to go on military service, becoming a Private in the London Regiment. He left for France three months later to complete his training at Albert on the Somme. He arrived at the front line trenches for the first time on 14 September 1916, and went over the top early the following morning at High Wood. He was listed as missing after the engagement, and was later presumed to have been killed on 15 September 1916. He was 26 years old and left a widow, Kate.

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