Lt William Roots, DCM, Med Mil (French)

1890 Jun 26. Rotherham, Yorks

1891 census at 21, Milton Road, Rotherham

1901 census I cannot find them

1911 census a Private in R Warwick Regt in India. Born Yorkshire

1914 Aug 22. Landed in France

1916 Feb 24. Gazetted MM (French)

1916 Mar 10. DCM Gazetted Lance-Corporal W. Roots, 1s t Battalion , Royal Warwickshire Regiment . For conspicuous gallantry in carrying messages under heavy fire, and later on, in rallying men at a very critical time. He has frequently been noted for his bravery and devotion to duty

1918 Jun 26. Commissioned 2nd Lt, Sgt William Roots

1919 Dec 6. Promoted Lt

1920 Apr 1. Retires with a gratuity

1921 Feb 16. Joined ADRIC with service no 1684. Posted to J Coy

1921 Feb 25. Wounded at Coolavohig Ambush (Daily Mail report). £3000 compensation

In Hospital

1921 May 7 Posted to Depot

1921 Apr 11 to 18 Aug 1921 Medical Leave

1921 Aug 12. Discharged medically unfit due to his ambush wounds.