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Date of Death
14 Jun 1917
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Pte William Francis Daniel Everett, 202664, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, had been in France only nine weeks when he died on June 14th, 1917, from wounds sustained in action. He was aged 25.
Writing to widow Ethel Mabel Everett at 28 Ashton Street, Luton, chaplain the Rev C. O. R. Wormald said Pte Everett was brought into the 49th Casualty Clearing Station seriously wounded. Everything possible was done to save his life, but he passed away on June 14th. The writer had ministered to him in his last hours and he thought there was not much suffering.
Pte Everett was buried with full military honours in consecrated ground in a little cemetery near the clearing station. A cross was to be erected in his memory.
Before joining the Army eight months earlier, Pte Everett, son of Frederick and Louisa Everett, worked as a straw hat blocker for hat manufacturers Read & Horn, Market Hill, Luton. He had married domestic servant Ethel Mabel Lay at Luton Parish Church on March 27th, 1915.