known 1st January 1890
2nd Lieut, Cameron Highlanders, 3rd Battn, (attached to 44 Trench Mortar Battery). Formerly Private, 3145, Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry followed by Private, D/15551, Corps of Dragoons. Killed in action on 28/03/18, aged 21. No known grave, but named in the Memorial Chapel at St Annes Parish Church, on the memorial in Ashton Gardens and on the Arras Memorial, Bay 9. William was the youngest son of J M & Ann F Muirhead of 20 Clarendon Rd. He was mobilised on August 4th 1914 with his brothers, John and Robert, the three being members of the Blackpool troop of the Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry. Later he was invalided home and was for some time a patient at the Kings Military Hospital, Squires Gate. He received a commission a little over a year before his death. William was educated at Kirkham Grammar School and when war broke out was a student of Agriculture at the Harris Institute, Preston, his ambition being to become a lecturer under the Board of Agriculture. Indications are that his brothers survived the war. Sources of Information CWG.Soldiers who Died. St Annes Express (photo, 3/9/15) St Annes Express (12/04/18).
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