William Henry Anstee World War One Hero

We have uploaded to the World War One Roll of Honour a biography of William Henry Anstee, known sometimes as ‘William Junior’, of the Potsgrove Anstees, who was a Corporal with the 2/4th Leicestershire Regiment (Service Number: 30482), mobilising with them for war and landing in France on 24 February 1917. He fought in the Battle of Menin Road Ridge in mid-September 1917, part of the Third Battle of Ypres, then he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Polygon Wood on 26 September 1917.

Anybody who has information they would like to add to this biography please contact us at research@theansteystory.com.

Anybody who has researched their Anstey ancestors’ wartime heroics and wishes for their findings to be uploaded to the Anstey story project website, feel free to contact us.


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