Correctly named 1458 Pte W Vance Worc R
William was born in Oldbury c1892 to William and Anne. An address we find for him is 15 Beale Street, Stourbridge. He was living here with his parents in 1911 and is seen working as a fork moulders assistant, he would make garden forks, spades and shovels. His father was the fork moulder so presumably he worked with him?
He first enlisted into the 7th Territorial Battalion Worcestershire Regiment in January 1911.
He went overseas with the 7th to France earning himself a 1915 Star Trio. (Star missing). He served in France from 31/5/1915 until 18/1/1916 when he was sent home due to term of engagement completed.
He would have been present for Field Marshall Lord Kitcheners visit to Bubure when the lads of the 7th & 8th Worcs and the 4th & 6th Gloucestershires lined the streets as he passed by in a motor car on July 8th, 1915.
Medals are on modern ribbon.