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Williams, William Henry

William Henry Williams was born in 1891 the eldest child of John and Anne Williams (nee Vaughan) of Spon Green. In 1901 the family was living at Spon Green: John Williams 30, boilermaker, Anne 31, William H 10, Mary 4, James 4, all born Buckley. John Williams died in 1909. In 1911, William Henry 20, coal miner, was living at Newton in Makerfield, a boarder with Samuel Edwards born Buckley.

William Henry is remembered with his father on a grave at Bistre Church.

In loving memory John Williams of Spon Green who died May 19 1909 aged 38 years

“With Christ which is far better”

Also William Henry son of the above who died May 24 1915 aged 24 years

“Thy will be done”

No medal card or service record has been found for William Henry suggesting that he did not serve overseas, but he was buried with military honours.


Learn more about the other soldiers on the Buckley Memorial

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