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William Harold Minter

24002, Private William Harold Minter, age 23
11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died 03 August 1916

Photo by:  Alan Boyle

Private 24002, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 03/08/1916. Age 23.


Eldest son of Henry Minter, a builders carpenter, and Ada Eliza nee Plant of 11 Osborne Terrace, Langer Road, Felixstowe. In 1911 William was working as a hairdresser, living with his parents, older sister Elsie and younger brothers Leonard & Walter.


William volunteered in Bury St Edmunds in February 1916 where he joined the 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. At the beginning of August the 11th Battalion were at Bazentin-Le-Petit. The 3rd of August was a quiet day until at 7pm the enemy discharged gas which was felt slightly. At 8pm some shelling occurred, 2Lt V. K. Mason & 4 OR were killed or died of wounds, William would be one of the 4. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

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William Harold Minter

Photographs courtesy of Ron Day


Thiepval Memorial

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The Suffolk Regiment

William Harold Minter

Photographs courtesy of Ron Day

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Pension Record

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