Williams, William Arthur

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

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold

Name / Enw: Williams, William Arthur

Regiment/Catrawd: 17th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private 25504

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Ypres Menin Gate

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Panel 22

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

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals

Date of Death: 31st July 1917

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Killed in Action Ypres 31st July 1917

He was born in 1896 in Llanferres  and his parents were Edward and Eliza Williams. He joined the army in Llandudno on 2nd March 1915. On his Attestation Papers he gives his address as Laburnum Cottage Cad Hoel (Cadole), Mold. He was 19 years old and gave his trade as ‘Plumber and hot water filler’.  His next of kin was his mother Eliza – he was single.

His army records show that as a bugler on the 20th September 1915 whilst stationed in Flower Down Winchester he committed an offence.  he was 5 minutes late sounding quarter dress for the 2.00pm parade and was confined to barracks for 2 days as punishment

After the war the parents’ address was Brook Villa Mold.