Pte. W. Swift, 1/9 Durh. L.I.
Killed in action, Pilkem Ridge 28/10/1917
With copy Short Service Attestation papers. attested 9/12/1915, Sunderland, mobilised 18/9/1916. No known grave, commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
Swift, Pte. William, 325968. 1st/9th Bn. 28th Oct., 1917. Aged 34. Son of the late William and Mary Swift: husband of Cissie F. Simpson (formerley Swift), of 62, Catherine St. Doncaster. B. 1883 Bishop wearmouth, Sunderland, 1901 Census, Jarham St. Sunderland,an apprentice, 1911 Census res, as previous with wife and parents-in-law, occupation Coach Painter.