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Lest we forget header by Graham Williamson 2017

Home: Linhope
Date of death: 26 October 1919
Age at death:
Fate: William survived the war, despite having two horses shot from under him. After being demobbed on 16 October 1919, he walked the 17 miles from Alnwick Railway Station to Linhope. Accounts then differ: (1) walking home in his new boots, he skinned his heel and an infection set in – he later died of double pneumonia, or (2) while walking home, he stood on a thorn and got blood poisoning and died.
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 26506
Unit/Regiment: Grenadier Guards, Horse Transport
Buried: William is buried at Ingram Church, UK. He is also commemorated on a memorial plaque within the church.
Other: Brother of Robert Sisterson (died 31 December 1917).


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Lance Corporal William Sisterson

(Image provided by Peter Sisterson (2017). Used with permission.)

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William Sisterson (1919)

(Image provided by Peter Sisterson (2017). Used with permission.)

The above photo was taken in Cologne, Germany, most likely about 1919 when the British occupied the Rhineland. William’s shoulder flashes show 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards and a Lance Corporal rank. His boots have spurs, as he worked with horses. (Peter Sisterson, 2017)

SISTERSON William - gravestone c. G Williamson

William Sisterson gravestone at Ingram Church, UK

plaque at Ingram church re 1914-1918 c. G Williamson

1914-1918 Memorial Plaque in Ingram Church, UK
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