The 1901 census tells us that Edward Bellis Williams was 1 year old. He lived with his parents John 31 a carter and his mother Catherine 30, in Mold. He had one brother Thomas John 6 and one sister Gwladys Hannah 4.
In the 1911 census the family lived in Fair View Mold. The father John described himself as a ‘master carter’. The family had grown and now consisted of Thomas John 16 who assisted his father in his work, Gwladys was 14, Edward Bellis was 11, Walter was 8, Elizabeth 6, Edith 3 and Llewelyn 1.
Edward Bellis would have been 14 when the war began. he must have been a very young soldier when he enlisted.
We know that the family moved to Globe House Mold at some point in the next few years..