William Thomas Williams was born in 1896 in Mostyn. he was recorded living with his family at Point of Air Sluice Cottages in the census of 1901. Head of the household was Roger 41 an Underground Labourer at a Colliery. His wife Maria was 38. Their listed children were Sarah J 6 and William T 4. There was a boarder named David Williams who was 18.
The next census of 1911 records the family living at 4 Point of Air Cottages, Gwespyr. Roger was 50 and still a Coal Miner. His wife of 24 years, Maria was 48. She had given birth to 5 children all of whom were living. Those listed at home for the census were Robert 22 a Coal Filler, Sarah Jane 18 a General Servant, William Thomas Williams was’Working on a Farm’, Lily Williams was 10. David Williams was still a Boarder then aged 39.
UK Soldiers who Died in The Great War 1914 -19 accessible on www.ancestry.co.uk confirms the regimental information that appears at the top of this page. (It says he was born in Grossbar but we think this is probably supposed to say Gwespyr). This source tells us that he enlisted in Mostyn. His Medal index card also on Ancestry, details his medals and confirms both of his regiments and numbers.
There is an index card for William Thomas Williams in The Flintshire Roll of Honour at The County Record office in Hawarden. It gives the address 21 Halendy, Mostyn. It confirms his regimental number in The Leinster Regiment ans says that he served from the 19th February 1917 till his death on 31st July 1917. It says he was killed in action at Ypres. The card was signed on 20th October 1919 by a Peter Williams.