William Edward Wilford
Audrey Gatward’s Father
My father married my mother, Kath, in 1923 and during the war they were obviously sweethearts as I have a lovely collection of cards they exchanged at the time which declare their love and affection for each other.From the information on these cards I can piece together little bits and pieces about father’s time in the army. He was called up in December 1916 and I think he served in 5th Battalion 52nd Northumberland Fusiliers (“The Fighting Fifth”) and was stationed at Rugeley Camp in Staffordshire and also at Durham. He had his 19th birthday whilst in the army and was discharged on his 21st Birthday on 15 January 1919.
|The original exhibition display: William Wilford|