Williams, Henry Evan Vincent

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

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold

Name / Enw: Williams, Henry Evan Vincent

Regiment/Catrawd: 2nd Bn London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Lieutenant

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Grevillers British Cemetery

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: V E 13

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

Date of Death: 22nd May 1917

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Died of wounds received in action at Bullacourt 22nd May 1917

He was the only son of Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Williams of ‘Hemington Villa’ Pwllglas, Mold Flintshire. The 1901 census places the family in this house and we can see that the father Thomas was a 47 year old Bank Manager. His wife was Mary Elizabeth 38 and the children were all girls apart from Henry. They were Winifred 12, Dorothy 11, Elsie Mary 9, Nesta Frances Sarah 7, Henry Evan Vincent was 4 and the only son. There were two servants and one lady ‘visitor’ described as a governess who was, ironically, a Swiss-German

In the 1911 census the family was still in ‘Hemington’ but is much reduced in size. Thomas and Mary Elizabeth were still there and he was still a bank manager. Winifred 22 was a student and the only other child there was Evelyn Letitia who was 6.  There was one servant. Where are the rest? It is possible that the older girls were married. Henry Evan Vincent would be 14 – perhaps he was away at boarding school. We have been unable to trace him.

His Flintshire Roll of Honour card says that he received his commission in the London Regiment.