- Place of Use Continent - Europe, Country - United Kingdom
- Category Communication artifacts
- Sub-category Personal symbol
- Department Arms and Technology
- Museum CWM
- Earliest 1918/01/31
- Latest 1920/12/31
- Inscription (obverse/avers): HE DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR WILLIAM GRIMSHAW; E.C.P.; 15 (reverse/verso): W
- Materials Bronze
- Service Component British Expeditionary Force
- Person / Institution Subject, Grimshaw, Corporal William
- Measurements Thickness 0.5 cm, Outside Diameter 12.0 cm
- Caption Grimshaw, William
William Grimshaw was born in Crumpsall, Manchester, England. He enlisted in his hometown and served in the 8th Battalion, Border Regiment, British Expeditionary Force.
Grimshaw was killed in action on 21 October 1916, when his unit successfully attacked a section of Regina Trench during the Battle of the Somme. His battalion suffered 162 casualties in the attack (20 killed, 112 wounded, and 30 missing). Some of those casualties were caused by friendly fire when men in the leading wave of the attack advanced too quickly and got caught in their own supporting artillery barrage.
William Grimshaw is buried in Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, France.