Correctly named Trio 17506 Pte W Nethercott S Wales Bord
William was born to John and Emma in 1894. John was working as a coal miner at the time.
In the 1901 Census, we find William and his family living at ‘Woodbine Cottage’ in Blackwood. By 1911, William is now working underground as a miner and now they are all living at 6 Park View, Cefn Road, Blackwood, Monmouthshire.
William served with the 6th (Pioneers) South Wales Borderers and went overseas with them to France on the 24th of September 1915. He was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry and this is recorded in the London Gazette on the 21st of October 1918.
Unfortunately, William died from disease on the 14th of November 1918 and never made it home at the age of 24. He is buried at Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte in Pas de Calais. He is also remembered on the Blackwood Cenotaph.
Medals are court mounted on modern ribbon and glued to card for display.