This is possibly the same William Mainwood whose medal information card at The National Archives gives the army number 27043. This card also gives a number for the Ox and Bucks Light Infantry – 33201. It is possible that he transferred to this regiment after being wounded although there is no mention of this in the parish magazine.
It seems plausible that Wiliam is the same William Mainwood who was born around 1893 in
. He was the youngest of three children born to
William Mainwood (born in Fletching in 1844) and Harriet Mainwood (nee
Stevenson, born in Chailey in 1854). He
appears on the 1901 census living at Ivy Cottage, Fletching. The household comprised: William Mainwood,
(head, aged 54, working as an agricultural labourer), his wife Harriet (aged
48) and their three children: Harriet (aged 12), Lily (aged ten) and William (aged
eight). Fletching, Sussex
If this is the same William Mainwood who appears in Reverend Jellicoe’s lists of local serving men then he was also related to Frank George Mainwood both men sharing common great grandparents.