Precious does not appear on the CWGC site, but what is known is that he was
born in Buttsbury, lived in Ingatestone and enlisted at Chelmsford in the 1st
Battalion the Essex Regt which was for the regular army. He was a private and
was killed in action in Gallipoli 6th August 1915. There is no record of where
he is buried or remembered.
|Data from John
|PRECIOUS, Private William No.3/3240 1st Battalion The Essex
in 1885 in Buttsbury, Billericay, Essex, a son of Abraham Precious, retired
blacksmith, and Lucy Precious of Buttsbury. Brother of Private Herbert
Precious, No.40341, 15th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Battalion (T.F.) The Suffolk
Regiment (killed in action in France on September 5, 1918).
1901 he was employed as a post office assistant in Buttsbury. He enlisted in
Chelmsford, Essex. Killed in action during the Battle of Krithia Vineyard on
August 6, 1915, aged 30 years.
remains were able to be recovered for burial. However, after the war his grave
could not be positively identified by the Imperial (later Commonwealth) War
Grave Commission, so he is today commemorated on Special Memorial C. 147 in
Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Helles.
commemorated on the Stock & Buttsbury War Memorials, Essex
|Data from Patrick Gariepy
Eugene, Oregon, USA
|Also noted on
the Buttsbury memorial