William Morris Sawyer

William Morris Sawyer
Driver 68568
“J” Battery Royal Horse Artillery

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William Sawyer died  on the 26th November 1918, aged 23 years, at Catterick Military hospital. There are no other details about the cause of death.

William had seen 3yrs 10 months active service in France and Belgium.  He was interred in the Reading Cemetery on December 6th 1918, his grave is marked with a CWGC headstone and lies near  to the entrance of the cemetery in Division 2.

William Sawyer was described in the poem accompanying the notification of his death

His cheerful smile and friendly grasp are pleasant to recall,
He had a kindly word for each and died beloved by all.

 From his ever loving wife and family also Algy Tatsic his chum.

William Sawyer is also commemorated on the war memorial at Alfred Sutton School.  He was a pupil at the Senior School prior to enlisting.