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Williams, William

William Williams is one of 3 brothers who died in the conflict, the others were Frederick Joseph Williams, please click on the link to read their stories.

William Williams’s parents, I believe married in Holywell registration district in the Church of St. Mary, Mold in 1889. (C16/4/136).

The 1901 census sees the family living in Broughton, Hawarden.   Head of the household was Samuel Williams, 37 a General Labourer who had been born in Broughton.   His wife Emily, 37 had been born in Chester. Their listed children were Harry 11  Frederick, 9, William, 7, Joseph, 5 and  Benjamin 1.

By the 1911 census the address was Moor Lane, Hawarden. Samuel Williams, 48 was still a General Labourer . His wife of 21 years, Emily was 47.   Five children had been born to them and all  were still living.  Those listed as being in the household for the census were  Frederick, 19, a Bricklayer.  William, 17  was a General Labourer.  Joseph 15 was a Telegraph Messenger. And Benjamin, 11 was still at school.

The War was to bring great grief to this family as they were to lose 3 sons to the conflict.   Frederick and Joseph were to enlist and they too died, please see their pages on the website.

UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 accessible on www.ancestry.co.uk  confirms William’s regimental details  and tells us the he was born in Broughton and enlisted in Flint. His medal card also on ‘Ancestry’ details his medals and tells us his original regimental number, 3579

There is also a William Williams named on the Hawarden County School Roll of Honour and he is also on the Sandycroft War Memorial at St. Francis’s Church.


Learn more about the other soldiers on the Hawarden Memorial

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