We remember William Roper Weston

We remember William Roper Weston

Profile picture for William Roper Weston

Timeline

Timeline

1886
sibling Ernest Weston Source:9596442 20th May 1886
1887
sibling Agnes Adelaide Weston Source:9596442 5th July 1887
1889
birth Tilley, Near Wem, Shropshire United Kingdom Source:9596442 4th May 1889
1891
sibling Tom Weston Source:9596442 14th April 1891
1893
sibling Beatrice May Weston Source:9596442 11th April 1893
1895
sibling James Weston Source:9596442 22nd October 1895
1897
sibling Sidney Weston Source:9596442 22nd May 1897
1900
education Pupil Adams Grammar School Wem, Shropshire United Kingdom Source:9596442 September 1900 - July 1903
1914
employment Secretary Tailor and Outfitter's Shrewsbury United Kingdom Source:9596442 1st August 1914
1914
dates Age 25 Source:9596698 8th September 1914
1914
service British Army Private 12969 KSLI 6th Battalion Source:9596771 8th September 1914
1914
enlistment Shrewsbury United Kingdom Source:9596698 8th September 1914
1914
appointments Private Source:9596771 8th September 1914 - 15th September 1914
1914
appointments Lance Corporal Source:9596771 16th September 1914 - 2nd October 1914
1914
appointments Acting Corporal Source:9596771 3rd October 1914 - 25th February 1915
1915
appointments Acting Sergeant Source:9596771 26th February 1915 - 21st July 1915
1915
service British Army Serjeant 12969 Shropshire Light Infantry 6th Source:9596771 22nd July 1915
1915
appointments Sergeant Source:9596771 22nd July 1915 - 24th August 1916
1915
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:9596908 23rd July 1915 - 4th December 1916
1916
hospitalisation Dental treatment Hospital/Institution Source:9596845 15th June 1916
1916
hospitalisation "Evac sick" "Debility" later "rejoined unit" Hospital/Institution Source:9596845 8th July 1916 - 15th July 1916
1916
appointments Acting Company Sergeant Major Source:9596771 25th August 1916 - 26th August 1916
1916
appointments Company Sergeant Major Source:9596771 27th August 1916 - 25th April 1917
1917
discharge Source:9596771 25th April 1917
1917
service British Army Second Lieutenant Shropshire Light Infantry 6th Battalion Source:9596771 26th April 1917
1917
commission Temporary Source:9597279 26th April 1917
1917
appointments 2nd Lieutenant, A Company, 5th Battalion, KSLI Source:9596606 13th July 1917 - 2nd February 1918
1917
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:9596908 13th July 1917 - 7th June 1919
1918
service British Army Captain Shropshire Light Infantry 6th Battalion Source:9596606 3rd February 1918 - 3rd November 1921
1918
appointments Captain, 6th Battalion, KSLI Source:9596606 3rd February 1918 - 7th June 1919
1918
awards Military Cross (MC) British Award/Decoration Source:9596973 7th March 1918
1919
discharge Source:9596606 7th June 1919
1919
employment Manager Roberts and Co Market Place, Manchester United Kingdom Source:9596442 1919 - 1925
1921
marriage Elsie Bennett Source:9596442 14th September 1921
1922
children Joan Heaton Source:9596442 20th October 1922
1925
employment Catering Collinsons Bolton United Kingdom Source:9596442 1925 - 1930
1930
employment Manager Masonic Temple Manchester United Kingdom Source:9596442 1930 - 1962
1931
children Sylvia Hulme Source:9596442 3rd July 1931
1983
death Not War Related Died at home of cardiac failure aged 94 Linley Green near Bromyard, Herefordshire United Kingdom Source:9596479 22nd September 1983

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names William Roper
Initials WR
Last Name Weston
Source 5301146
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 12969 Shropshire Light Infantry 6th Serjeant
British Army Shropshire Light Infantry 6th Battalion Second Lieutenant
British Army 12969 KSLI 6th Battalion Private
British Army Shropshire Light Infantry 6th Battalion Captain
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914/15 Star First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Military Cross (MC) British Award/Decoration
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Children
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Sylvia Hulme daughter 3rd July 1931
Joan Heaton daughter 20th October 1922
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Annie Agnes Roper mother
William Weston father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Ernest Weston brother 20th May 1886
Agnes Adelaide Weston sister 5th July 1887
Tom Weston brother 14th April 1891
Beatrice May Weston sister 11th April 1893
James Weston brother 22nd October 1895
Sidney Weston brother 22nd May 1897
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Elsie Bennett wife 14th September 1921
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
Fresh Grey Brown
DateHeightSource
1914-09-08 5'7"
Religion
DateReligionSource
1889-06-02 Anglican - Church of Eng, Irl, Wales or other

Media

Communities

Communities

This person is not linked to any communities.

Evidence

Evidence

IWM is not responsible for the content of external websites. Please note that some sources will require payment to view.

Official Records

TitleConnected byMore information
Medal Index Card

External Evidence

ReferenceConnected byMore information
The Story of the Lives of the Seven Children born to William and Annie Weston of Tilley Hannah109390
A summary of the experiences of William Roper Weston during the First World War Hannah109390
The News (trench newspaper) Hannah109390
One of William Roper Weston's many wartime experiences Hannah109390

Multimedia

TitleConnected byMore information
Enlistment, September 1914 Hannah109390
WRW on horse Hannah109390
Marriage 1921 Hannah109390
Sylvia (left) and Joan Weston Hannah109390
WRW Hannah109390
WRW aged about 80 Hannah109390
Marriage of WRW's youngest daughter Sylvia, 1957 Hannah109390
Military Cross congratulations Hannah109390
WRW (insert) with his MC Hannah109390
WRW, parents and siblings Hannah109390
KSLI cap badge 1914 Hannah109390
WRW at work Hannah109390
WRH with brother Ernest and wives Hannah109390
WRW manager of Roberts Grocers, Manchester Hannah109390
WRW with Elsie Hannah109390
Great great grand-daughters Hannah109390
WRW in Home Guard WW2 Hannah109390
Trench menu card Hannah109390
Message from Army Commander 5th Army August 1917 Hannah109390
WRW final discharge letter 1921 Hannah109390
Farewell Order to 5th Battalion KSLI Hannah109390

Stories

We remember William Roper Weston

Also remembered by 1 person