William Henry Wolsey

Lance Corporal William Henry Wolsey of Portadown, Co. Armagh died on 9th August 1944 while serving in Normandy with 11th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers.

Lance Corporal

William Henry Wolsey

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Lance Corporal William Henry Wolsey was the son of the owner and editor of the Portadown Times newspaper. He died during the Battle of Normandy in the summer of 1944.

Lance Corporal William Henry Wolsey (7047419) served in 11th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers during the Second World War. He was the younger son of William Henry Wolsey J.P. and Elsie Wolsey of Carleton House, Carleton Street, Portadown, Co. Armagh.

William Senior was the owner and editor of the Portadown Times newspaper. An uncle, George Wolsey, was a journalist with the Belfast Newsletter. William enlisted in the British Army in 1941. Before the outbreak of the Second World War, he studied at Portadown College, Portadown, Co. Armagh. While at school, he played rugby and cricket. He also turned out for Portadown Cricket Club.

William Henry Wolsey died on 9th August 1944 aged 21 years old. His grave is in Section III, Row B, Grave 1 of Ranville War Cemetery, Ranville, Normandy, France. His name is on the Portadown War Memorial, Portadown, Co. Armagh. His headstone in France bears the inscription:

Loved son of WH and Elsie Wolsey, Carleton House, Portadown, N. Ireland.