Williams, Ernest

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Geoffrey Alexander Mitchell.

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Greenfield War Memorial.

Name / Enw: Williams, Ernest

Regiment/Catrawd: 5th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private. 60955

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Savona Memorial

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: None Listed

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: Italy

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: British War Medal and Victory Medal

Date of Death: 4th May 1917

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Killed in Action on Friday 4 May 1917 aged 21.

Ernest Williams was born in Holywell, Flintshire during the year 1896.

The 1911 Census tells us that the family lived at 2 Gravel Hill, Greenfield, Flintshire.    The head of the family was David Williams, aged 48, a Widower who was employed as a Coal Miner.  He had 3 (three) sons, Thomas Williams aged 20, a General Labourer, John Williams aged 18, also a General Labourer and Ernest Williams aged 16.

He is also remembered on The North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales.

There is no Flintshire Roll of Honour card for Ernest Williams at the County Archives Office, Hawarden.   Details of his medals were obtained from www.forces-war-records.co.uk.