Williams, Hugh Jones

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 was still a slater and plasterer. His wife Sarah was there with four of their now five children Lillian 14, Ethel 10 and George Ernest 7 and Arthur 1 month.  Hugh Jones was missing.

In fact, in 1911 Hugh was recorded at the home of his Grandmother. She was Anne Taylor aged 66. She was a charwoman who had been born in Erbistock. At the same house was her grandson Hugh Jones Williams aged 15. He worked at the Tin Plate works. They lived at No 2 Williams Square Mold.

Uk Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914 -19, accessible on confirms all the regimental details at the top of this page. It also tells us that Hugh Jones Williams enlisted in Mold. This source says he was killed in action in Mesopotamia – now Iraq.

The Register of Soldiers’ Effects, in which the army calculated what moneys were owed to deceased soldiers, includes an entry fro Hugh. His sole legatee was his Grandmother Anne Taylor who received £7 ..8sh ..2d in two separate payments.


County Herald 2nd March 1917


County Herald 9th March 1917







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