Born in Elham, Kent on 29 Mar 1878, William Pegden lived at 2 Downs View Cottages in Shoulden Bank in 1911 and was an above ground labourer at a colliery.
William was a sapper in the Royal Marines, 2nd Field Company, Divisional Engineers (Deal/1093(S)). He was 5 feet 6 1/2 inches tall with Black eyes and dark brown hair.
On 23 Apr 1898 he married Susannah Gertrude Bailey (my 3rd cousin 3x removed) at St Mary the Virgin in Elham and they had 3 daughters.
William was killed in action on 13 Nov 1916 – one hundred and two years ago today.