Williams, Hugh Jones

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

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold

Name / Enw: Williams, Hugh Jones

Regiment/Catrawd: 4th Bn South Wales Borderers (Formerly RWF)

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private 28452 (formerly 2002)

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Basra Memorial

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Panel 16 and 62

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: Mesopotamia (Now Iraq)

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

Date of Death: 25th January 1917

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Killed in Action 25th January 1917 (or 21st according to Flintshire Roll of Honour)

We think we have found him on the 1901 census. There is a Hugh Jones Williams aged 5, living in Williams Square, Mold with his parents John Henry Williams a slater and plasterer and mother Sarah. Hugh had two younger sisters, Lillian 4 and Ethel 8 months.

We have traced this family in the 1911 census living in Milford Street. John Henry is still a slater and plasterer. His wife Sarah is there with four of their now five children Lillian 14, Ethel 10 and George Ernest 7 and Arthur 1 month. Unfortunately, Hugh Jones is the missing one and so far we have been unable to trace him. He would have been 15 years old.


County Herald 2nd March 1917


County Herald 9th March 1917