World War I
William Precious

William Precious does not appear on the CWGC site, but what is known is that he was born in Buttsbury, lived in Ingatestone and enlisted at Chelmsford in the 1st Battalion the Essex Regt which was for the regular army. He was a private and was killed in action in Gallipoli 6th August 1915. There is no record of where he is buried or remembered.
Data from John Westwood
PRECIOUS, Private William No.3/3240 1st Battalion The Essex Regiment
Born in 1885 in Buttsbury, Billericay, Essex, a son of Abraham Precious, retired blacksmith, and Lucy Precious of Buttsbury. Brother of Private Herbert Precious, No.40341, 15th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Battalion (T.F.) The Suffolk Regiment (killed in action in France on September 5, 1918).
In 1901 he was employed as a post office assistant in Buttsbury. He enlisted in Chelmsford, Essex. Killed in action during the Battle of Krithia Vineyard on August 6, 1915, aged 30 years.
His remains were able to be recovered for burial. However, after the war his grave could not be positively identified by the Imperial (later Commonwealth) War Grave Commission, so he is today commemorated on Special Memorial C. 147 in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Helles.
Name commemorated on the Stock & Buttsbury War Memorials, Essex
Data from Patrick Gariepy Eugene, Oregon, USA
Also noted on the Buttsbury memorial
Stock Index War Memorials