::BIRTH: William Henry Macey was born on November 11, 1883 in Pontypridd, Wales, UK.
::EMPLOYMENTS: He worked as a collier in the coal mines, where he sustained a cut on his hand that resulted in a scar.
::MARRIAGE & CHILDREN: While he was a collier he met and ultimately married Edith Mary Rendall (born 1884-10-?? - died 1918-06-21 on January 7th, 1908 in Weymouth, Dorset, England. There had three children: William George Macey (born 1908-06-04 - died 1969-11-06); Mary Ellen Macey (born about 1911 - died 1919-06-17); and Samuel Macey (born 1914-05-28 - died 1959-03-02). Mary died in childhood at about eight years of age, about one year after her mother, Edith Mary, died.
::MILITARY SERVICE: William Henry Macey's coal scar on his hand was noted on his paper work when he enlisted in the British Army. William Henry Macey served as a gunner in the 28th Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery, Regiment Number 309147. He served overseas and participated in combat. He was hit by shrapnel which left him a paraplegic.
:: DEATH: William Henry Macey died on the 16th of February ,1928. He was only 44 years old. He died at Queen Mary's Hospital, London, England, UK, of pylo nephritis uraemia and paraplegia, resulting from a shrapnel wound to the spine. He sustained the wounds while serving in the 28 Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery Regiment Number 309147. as a gunner during World War I. His death certificate number is D 020329/7. His place of residence at the time of his death was: 74 Warseal Mansions, Fulham, London
:: BURIAL: William Henry Macey is buried in Brompton Cemetery, West Brompton, England (Find A Grave Memorial # 66179297)
== Sources ==
::BIRTH: England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915. NOTE: Discrepancy in birth date as Birth Index cites July-August-September 1881 and British Army WWI Service records cite November 11, 1883. Both sources cite place of birth as Pontypridd.
::MARRIAGE: England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915.
::MILITARY SERVICE: British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920.
::DEATH: England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007.