WW1 Alumni

Grace, WH

William H. Grace

Corporal, London Regiment (Artists Rifles)

William H. Grace was a student at Alleyn’s until 1907 and joined the war effort as part of the London Regiment (Artists Rifles). During his time with the Rifles, he served overseas on the Western Front as a Corporal in France and Flanders. In October 1917, he was serving in Flanders during the final phase of the Third Battle of Ypres. At this time, the British forces were involved in a number of minor operations in support of the upcoming French attack at La Malmaison and the Canadian advance at Passchendaele. On 30th October, Albert was providing support with the London Regiment to the attacking Canadian forces when he was killed in action. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.