William Stephen Power (Will Compo)

 

 

Information from WW1 military record

Called up to Royal Field Artillery in 1915

Regimental No. 24764

Born approx 1879, Wigan, Lancashire

Occupation: Acrobat

Height  5′ 4/5″

Blue eyes, brown hair, sallow complexion

Address in 1915: 638 Oldham Road, Newton Heath, Manchester

Address on discharge in 1919 : 45 Brampton Road, Newton Heath, Manchester

Wife: Mary Ann Beland? 

Married: Newton Heath 12 July 1899

Children:

William Stephen 3 Jan 1900

Amelia Mary 10 Jul 1903

Frederick 21 May 1910

Served in France

Wounded – Gunshot Wound in left buttock

Wounded twice 6 times during WW1 according to article, but see above:-

Had a revue “Buck Shee” in 1919 with his brother

The Stage - 20 March 1919

Performed in Panto

Did a Star Trap act (see Gallery)