Biography of Private William Tyler, (T/207117)
2nd bn, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Formerly 265488, Royal Sussex Regiment

Died 5th October 1917


  • Name:William Tyler
  • Date of birth: 1889
  • Place of Birth: Osgodby nr Irnham, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: April – June 1889
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: Peter Tyler
  • DOB: 1865
  • Place of Birth: Wilsford, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farmer


  • Name: Mary Jane Sharp
  • DOB: 1862
  • Place Of Birth: Swayfield, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1888 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • William Tyler, 1889, Osgodby
  • John Thomas Tyler, 1892, Edenham (Died 1908)
  • Frank Tyler, 1894, Edenham


  • 1891: William is living with his parents at in Edenham, Lincolnshire.
  • 1901: William is living with his parents in the Main Road, Edenham, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: William has not been found yet.

Relatives in services

  • William brother Frank also fought in WW1 in the Royal Fusiliers but returned home.


  • No marriage for William has been found and we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 20th October 1917
    Tyler- Died of wounds received in action on Oct 4th, Corpl. William Tyler, Royal Queen’s West Surrey Regiment, aged 27 years, eldest beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Tyler, Edenham.

    Corpl. W. TYLER, of Edenham
    The death has occurred of Corporal William Tyler, through wounds received in action abroad. He was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Peter Tyler of Edenham and was 27 years of age. In September 1914 he joined the Royal Sussex Cyclist Regiment and after a time was made a Corporal. Some months ago he went abroad and was transferred to the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. In a letter received by his parents from a nurse at the base hospital, to which he was conveyed after being wounded we learn that in the action he received serve wound with internal injury on October 4th and died at 8am on the 5th. The nurse says “He was too ill to talk much, but I told him I should write to you and he sent his love. He was laid to rest in the cemetery here with his comrades. You will be glad to know he did not suffer much pain as he was unconscious for some time before the end, which was very peaceful.” The sympathy of all goes out to the bereaved parents and the brother of the deceased in their great sorrow. Deceased’s brother Second-Lieut. F Tyler is expecting to go to the front next week.


  • War Office Weekly Casualty List, November 6th, 1917
    Tyler 207117 L,-Cpl. W. (Bourne)


  • Granham Journal saturday 10th November 1917
    Other Regiments
    Died of wounds – West Surreys, Tyler 207117 Lce.-Corpl. W. (Bourne)


  • Skegness News Wednesday 30th October 1918
    TYLER. – In loving memory of Cpl. William Tyler, who died from wounds received in action, in France, October 5th, 1917.  From his loving Father, Mother, and Brother.
    St. Andrew’s Drive, Skegness.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private William Tyler, T/207117, 2nd Bn Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment was killed in action on 5th October 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Father Peter


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Edenham, Roll of Honour in St Michael and All Angels Church



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© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

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