Williams, Bertie

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold

Name / Enw: Williams, Bertie

Regiment/Catrawd: 13th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Corporal 16493

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Thiepval Memorial

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Pier and Face 4A

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

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals

Date of Death: 10th July 1916

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Killed in Action 10th July 1916

The 1911 census places the family in Gas Lane in Mold. Father Lewis was 57 and was a yardman at the Gas Works. His wife Sarah was 55 and by 1911 she had given birth to 13 children , 11 of whom had survived. Those still at home were John David 33 a coal dealer, Mary Elizabeth 29 a housekeeper, Alfred 21 was a labourer,Bertie 19 was a baker, Ernest 17 was a labourer, Arthur 15 was an under gardener and Maud the youngest was 11.

We know that at some point in the next few years the family moved to 85 Wrexham St, Mold.

Bertie served for 1 year and 9 months before he was killed . His first theatre of war was France which he entered on 1st December 1915.