William Henry Jellyman was born in West Derby in 1896. He was the son of Thomas Edward Jellyman and Emily (Nee Hughes) who were married in 1890 in Birmingham, Warwickshire.
 
1901 Census: - 303 Marsh Lane, Bootle (Transcribed as Fellyman) Parents Thomas E, Emily and children William H (Aged 4) Alfred Harry, Edwin Arthur, Philip, Thomas Herbert and Jonah Zacharius  
 
1911 Census 16 Blossom Street, Bootle Arthur and Ada Jellyman (Married 1 year) and Mother Emily Jellyman (Widow) and her children William, Jonah, Emily, Henrietta and Philip.
 
William was a wire winder in 1911,
 
His service records have survived. They show that William was 17 years 8 months old when he joined the 7th battalion King's Liverpool Regiment on the 2nd April 1912. He was working as a wire spinner with R S Newall, Wireworks and he resided at 16 Blossom Street, Bootle.
 
On the 5th August 1914 he was aged 20 years and 180 days and was a blacksmith and was 5ft 6 inches tall.
 
He was posted overseas with his battalion on the 7th March 1915 and was killed in action at Festubert on the 16th May 1915.
A report on his death appeared in the Evening Express on the 7th June 1915 and in the Bootle Times on the 11th June 1915. The photo that appeared in the Evening Express report is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
ONE OF FOUR BROTHERS.
   Private W.H. Jellyman, of the 7th King's (Liverpool Regiment), was killed in action recently in France. He had been with the battalion for four years, and during that time he had attended the summer camps for training. Called up in August he crossed the Channel in February. Pte. Jellyman was one of four brothers serving with the colours, two being members of the 7th and a fourth in the Navy, his ship at present operating at the Dardanelles. Private Jellyman was 19 years of age, and resided with his widowed mother at 43, Hartwell-street, Litherland.

Evening Express 7th June 1915

 
William's next of kin form in his service records, dated June 1920, shows that his father was deceased and his mother Emily and his siblings Thomas H, Alfred H, Jonah, Phillip, Emily and Henrietta were all alive and living at 43 Hartwell Street, Litherland