No.40571, Private, William SWALLOW
7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
William SWALLOW was born in Clare (1st qtr 1889 Risbridge 4a:649) son of Harry and Mary Ann SWALLOW (née TURNER). Baptised in Clare on 24th February 1889
1891 census...Aged 2, he was at Trundle's Farm, Clare with his grandfather Charles TURNER  stockman born Cowlinge; his grandmother Ellen  born Denston; Uncles Robert born Cowlinge, George and Joseph  both born Clare; his father Harry SWALLOW  ploughman born Clare; mother Mary A SWALLOW  born Cowlinge.
1901 census...Aged 12, he was at Chilton Street, Clare with his parents and sister Ellen 
1911 census...Aged 22 horseman on farm, he was at Buxton's Farm, Alpheton with his parents; sister Ellen and brother Samuel  borm Clare.
After his mother's death, his father moved to Lodge Farm Cottages, Lavenham
He enlisted in Bury St.Edmunds
The battalion war diary:-
30 November 1917. In Reserve in QUARRY. Enemy counter-atttacked. 13 Officers and 219 OR missing. HQ and A Coy surrounded and captured. Enemy broke through Division on the right and attacked battalion in the rear
CWGC has 33 of the battalion killed that day, none has a known grave
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