William Street was born in 1889 to John (a hotel keeper) and Agnes Street of the Mainwaring Arms, Over Peover.
William joined the army, enlisting at Middlewich in the 13th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment as Private no. 5048.
William was killed in action on the 25th April 1917.
On that fateful day:
The Battalion war diary states:
DORIAN/PIP RIDGE/PETIT COURONNE
Pip Ridge attack fell to the 22Div. 8th KSLI and 13th Manchesters.
Attack was launched 8.45 am.
When the men reached the enemys wire they met rifle fire all along the line but it did little damage and some advantage was gained.
Coy on right met with a party of Bulgars behind a large rock (1 captured- rest escaped)
A Coy captured and occupied sangers on the KRASTIALI-DONDZELI track and found little opposition. B Coy rushed the objective and found little opposition except 1 prisoner in a dugout.
D Coy entered and occupied JACKSONS RAVINE no opposition.
Hostile shelling continued throughout the night.
Casualties OR 35 killed, 2 missing, 225 wounded.
Researched and compiled by Tony Davies