Biography of Private William Henry Brittain, (201670)
2nd/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Formerly 4655, 1st/4th Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 8th June 1917


  • Name: William Henry Brittain
    Date of birth: 1898
    Place of Birth: Pointon, Lincolnshire, England
    Date of Birth Registration: April – June 1898
    Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

  • Name: William Brittain
  • DOB: 1857
  • Place of Birth: Pointon, lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Traction Engine Driver

  • Name: Louisa Elizabeth Stuffins
  • DOB: 1864
  • Place Of Birth: Leadenham, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1886 Bourne District

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

  • Caroline Brittain, 1887, Pointon
    Fanny Brittain, 1888, Pointon
    Mary Brittain, 1889, Pointon
    Emily Brittain, 1891, Pointon
    Edwin Brittain, 1892, Pointon
    Annie Eliza Brittain, 1894, Pointon
    May Brittain, 1896. Pointon
    William Henry Brittain, 1898, Pointon
    Kathleen Brittain, 1899, Pointon
    Ivy Brittain, 1901, Pointon
    Frank Brittain, 1902, Pointon
    Bert Brittain, 1904, Pointon
    John Brittain, 1906, Pointon
    Tom Brittain, 1909, Pointon
    Plus 1 more which name are unknown taken from the 1911 census

  • 1901: William is living with his parents at 1 Brittains Lane, Pointon, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: William is living with his parents in Pointon, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 12 and he is listed as been at school.
Relatives in services

  • None found

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

Newspaper Mentions

  • Nottingham Evening Post Tuesday 24th July 1917
    Brittain 201670 W. H. (Folkingham)

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private William Henry Brittain 201670 4th Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 8th June 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Sister Ivy

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal

  • UK:
  • Sempringham, Roll of Honour in St Andrew’s Abbey
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private William Henry Brittain, 201670, 2nd/4th Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 8 June 1917.
    Remembered with honour, Thiepval Memorial.
  • Pier and Face 1C

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Lincoln


  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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