William Naden

Date: 9th Mar 2023 Author: Ian Mackintosh

William Naden


44177, Private, William Naden, 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, formerly 243548 Cheshire Regiment. Born in 1894 at Macclesfield, son of Thomas and Hannah (nee Lancaster) Naden of 11, Court, 2 Houses, King Edward Street, Macclesfield. William was educated at St Peters and Byron Street Council School.

William enlisted atthe end of 1916 at Macclesfield, and oncompletion of his training was drafted with the British Expeditiionary Force to the Somme region of France, he had only been in France 5 weeks when he was killd in action, Sunday 21 April 1918 aged 24 years.

Medals: British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Private, William Naden is buried in Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneau, Somme.
France C.W.G.C. Ref: – 11. H.25

Also refer to

  • Macclesfield Troops pre WWI
  • Photos from Barnswood archive Macclesfield WW1
  • ‘Big Hats, Shorts and Dyb Dyb Dyb’ – a history of Macclesfield and Congleton Scouts by Norman Gosling
  • WWI List of Addresses Trevor Druce Macclesfield Reflects
Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls