Private John William Mignault was an English soldier of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born on 23 September 1888,[1] at Liverpool, the son of American-born Napoleon Bonaparte, a bargeman originally of Vermont, and Mary Ellen Mignault (née Instone), of Shrewsbury. At the time of the 1911 census, the younger Mignault was working as a lift attendant while living with his family at 68 Troughton Street. He married, in 1912, to Mary Partington.

Mignault died on 22 September 1917, during the Third Battle of Ypres. while serving on the Western Front with the 32nd (Service) Battalion (East Ham), The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). He had formerly belonged to the King's (Liverpool Regiment).

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Tyne Cot Memorial.


  1. Liverpool, England, Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.


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