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William Billingham Fussell

Rank: Corporal
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address: 104, Mayfield Avenue, Dover, Kent, England
Census 1901:
Census 1911: Residing at the 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment, South Front Barracks, Western Heights, Dover
Regiment/Unit: Royal Berkshire Regiment, 1st Battalion
Regiment Number: 8247
Date of Death: 04-11-1914
Cause: Killed in action
Memorial: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres/Ieper, Belgium.

William Billinghnan Mauleverer Fussell was born on 3 April 1892 in Longford. He worked as a musician before enlisting with the army in Dublin April 1906. In the 1911 England Cencus William is located with the 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment, South Front Barracks, Western Heights, Dover, Kent. 

In December 1912, William married Ivy Hannah Fogg in Buckland, Kent.

Corpl. Fussell served a long military career as a drummer with the Royal Berkshire Regiment. He also fought as part of the Expeditionary Force in Flanders and France from August 1914, fighting at the Battle of Mons. Two months later Corpl. Fussell was once again fighting at the First Battle of Ypres. 

William passed away November 1914, leaving behind a three-month daughter, Norma. She was the first war baby born to a soldier of the Berkshire Regiment.

Williams two brothers-in-law Albert and Arthur Fogg also lost their lives to the Great War.

Parents Names: Son of the late William Bellingham Fussell and Beatrice A. M. (née Goodfellow), Fussell
Notes: Williams father William Mauleverer Fussell, was a freemason and a lodger at Pakenham, Longford from October 1891 to January 1892. Both William's parents and Ivy's family shared the same house at 104, Mayfield Avenue, Dover, Kent, England. Ivy Fussell was later killed when a German bombing raid over Dover during the Second World War.

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