8th December 2015 William Butcher William was born in Stamford in 1896 to mother Jane and father James, a farm labourer. In 1901 William was 5 years old and had a brother Charles, 4, sister Jessie, 3, and baby brother Alfred. The family were living at 158 Ryhall Road in St George’s parish, Stamford. By 1911 another four children had been born, one of whom died, and the family had moved to 16 Lumbys Terrace. Father was then working as a carter’s labourer and William was unemployed. He is thought to have died in Lincoln in 1973 when he would be 77 years old.