William Ewart Gladstone Wise

Key Information

Name: William Ewart Gladstone Wise
April 24 1894

Regt: Gunner 67343 Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery
DoD: October 29 1916
Academic Career: CGS 1907-9

Biographical Information

  • William Ewart Gladstone served four terms as Liberal Prime Minister; his final term ending in 1894, the year our Willliam was born. His father may have just been a farm labourer and dock labourer at Causewayhead, Silloth, but his political affiliations are clear. William was the youngest of six children. In the 1911 Census, aged 16, he is described as a farmer’s son working at home. Father Richard is now a farmer. The family has seven rooms at Park House, Silloth for the parents, Richard and Isabella, William and sister Sarah; his older siblings having left home by this time.