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.

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County Herald 2nd March 1917

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County Herald 9th March 1917