William Honour was born in Moreton, Thame in 1874 to parents William and Sarah (nee Dudley) Honour. In 1881 the family are living at a cottage by Lubbersdown Hill Farm and in 1901 he was boarding at a house in Bell Lane, Thame.
He married Emily Tyler at Great Haseley church on 25th March 1913 and lived at 55 High Street, Thame. They had one son James born at Steeple Aston on 9th December 1913, who died in 2004 without issue.
William enlisted in the Army Service Corps on 21st August 1914 age 40 years in the Remount Depots. He served in France from 28th October 1914 to 17th February 1915 and then in England to 11th March 1916. He was medically discharged on 11th March 1916 and died on Thursday 13th April 1916, age 42 at the Red Cross Hospital, Thame.
He was buried four days later in St Mary’s Churchyard, Thame, Oxfordshire. He is remembered on Thame War Memorial and on his grave in St. Mary’s Churchyard.
The Thame Remembers Cross was delivered to St Marys Churchyard, Thame, Oxfordshire on 03rd August 2014 by Major Robert Bartlett