Awards & Titles:
Early Life :Son of William and Elizabeth Vyse, of Norwich; husband of Ethel S. Vyse (nee Howell), of 8, Carshalton Rd., Norwich. Daughter, Gladys Ethel, born 16th January 1915.
Education & Career :Dairyman (1915).
Unit : 187th Siege Battery RGA
Action : Post War
Service Number 94046. His service records show that William attested for service with the Royal Garrison Artillery. He served at home from 16th December 1915 to 7th November 1916. He embarked to France to serve with the British Expeditionary Force from 8th November 1916 to 12th February 1919, with a break of home service between November and December 1918 (immediately following Armistice). It appears that he then returned to France and was still serving in the post war period. He returned to England, possibly demobbed on the 14th February 1919 and shortly afterwards died of "acute pneumonia" at Ice House Lane, Bracondale, Norwich on 22nd February 1919.
Buried TROWSE (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD South of church.
Post War includes all operations in all theatres up to 31st August 1921. This excludes the campaign in Russia against the Bolsheviks. It also includes men who succombed to wounds post war and who died from various causes whilst still in the services but post war.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Lodge of Unity No. 71 E.C.||Suffolk|
16th December 1915
13th January 1916
16th March 1916
The contribution records of Unity Lodge at the United Grand Lodge of England show that William died in the post war period, but after at least two years of war service. His grave is tended by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and whereas his name was overlooked for the 1921 Roll of Honour, it is possible he should have been recorded on it.
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry