West W S L/Cpl 10886 1st Coldstream Guards

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WEST, WILFRED SCRIMSHAW, L/Corpl., No. 10886, 1st Battn. Coldstream Guards,
yr. s. of Edward Scrimshaw West, of Yarwell, Peterborough, Entire Horse Proprietor, by his wife, Elizabeth Anne, dau. of Robert Spiers, of Eye, Peterborough ; b. Wood Newton, co. Northants, 23 Nov. 1894 ; educ. Yarwell ;
volunteered on the outbreak of war, and enlisted, 8 Aug. 1914 ; went to France, Oct. 1914 ; was promoted L/Corpl. in Sept., and was killed in action at Givenchy, 22 Dec. 1914, when the Coldstreams suffered heavily from concealed German machine-guns.
He was a keen all-round sportsman, was a member of the choir at the Parish Church, and the Chaplain wrote saying what a help he had been to him in organising the open-air services.

Source : De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour Vol 1

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