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Name: William Diaper

Burial Number: 1662

Gender: Male

Occupation: Post Office clerical officer

Born: 23/07/1903

Died: 16/08/1937

Buried: 19/08/1937


William George Diaper was born in Lambeth, London, on 23 July 1903 and was baptised at St Andrew’s, Lambeth, on 20 August. His father, also called William George, was a warehouse porter in a perfumery. His mother was Ellen, née Warner. William became a pupil at Hartfield Street School on 3 September 1906 when he was just 3 years old. The School, opened in 1878, became John Rennie School in 1937 and closed or was reorganised between 1951 and 1955. In April 1925 William married Lydia Elsie Hitchman in Wandsworth, London. They were living at 10, Milton Street, Worthing, when William died on 16 August 1937 with Lydia at his side. On the death certificate, although only 34 years old, he is described as “retired”. He had been a clerical officer Post Office stores department. The cause of death was pulmonary TB and he was buried at Heene on 19 August. Lydia was left £511 10s 2d in William’s will and she continued to live in Milton Street until the mid 1960s but died at 10, Southey Road, Worthing, in July 1971.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 5 Plot: 17

Exact Location (what3words): digs.tinsel.hook

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of William George Diaper passed away 16th August 1937 aged 34 years.

Further Information


Name: William George Diaper

Gender: Male

Born: 23/07/1903

Town: Lambeth

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1925

Spouse First Name: Lydia

Spouse Second Name: Elsie

Spouse Last Name: Hitchman

Town of Marriage: Wandsworth

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 16/08/1937

Cause of death: Pulmonary T.B.

Address line 2: 10

Address line 3: Milton Street

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £511 10 s 2 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Census Living at 4, Hatfield Street, Blackfriars, London, SE – William George Diaper, 31, head, warehouse porter perfumery; Ellen Diaper, 31, wife; William George Diaper, 7 son; Frederick Charles Diaper, 5, son;

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