1st May 2015 sees the 100th anniversary of a tragic episode in World War I involving men of the 1st Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment. On 1 May 1915 the Dorsets were holding part of the front line near the Belgian town of Ypres at Hill 60, a large spoil heap from the construction of the nearby railway cutting. It was a fine sunny day and the enemy was unusually quiet until around 7.15 p.m.
7th. Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment
William was a member of the Knight family-owners of the Bull Hotel in East Street since 1849.
He was born in 1890, the son of William and Elizabeth and at the time of William’s birth, his father was the proprietor of the hotel. William was the first son, following the births of five daughters-Helen, Florence, Lilian, Elsie and Dorothy.
William’s father died in 1900 and his brother George, took over the Bull. William