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Williams, Edwin

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Flintshire Observer 20th May 1915

Edwin Williams, was born on 06/02/1888. Upon enlistment into the Canadian armed forces, he gives his occupation as being a chauffeur. His Canadian enlistment papers state he was medically examined on 03/08/1914 and his aged being recorded as being 26 years 6 months old, 5’6″ tall, chest of 34.5″ with a range of expansion of 1.5″. He was further described as being of fair complexion, with brown eyes and hair. Edwin signed the oath on attestation dated 23/09/1914.

Son of Robert and Hannah Williams, Lily Terrace, Brynford, brother of Lance Sergeant William Williams also commemorated on Brynford war memorial. Edwin was ‘Killed in Action’ 25th April 1915 and rembered with honour at Menin Gate Memorial Ypres.

Edwin also appears on Holywell Memorial


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