George H Williams

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

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Sychdyn

Name / Enw: George H Williams

Regiment/Catrawd: 10th Btn Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Lance Corporal 15403

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord)

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: 11.D.84

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

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: The British War Medal 1914-1920 Victory Medal 1914-1919 The 1914-15 Star

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Killed in Action at St Eloi, by gas poisoning but he ‘served his gun till the enemy was repulsed’. 30th April 1916.

George was born in 1893. In the 1901 census he was 8 years old and lived in Fron Fownog, Sychdyn. His father was Thomas (a coalminer) and his mother was Mary. He had at that time one sister Annie who was 10 and a little brother Thomas who was 6.

George was a collier before he enlisted and he entered his first theatre of war on 27th September 1915 and served in the machine Gun Section of the RWF for one year and 7 months.

George’s sister Annie married John Herbert Marsh who was also killed in the war and who has his own page on this website.

 

George is also commemorated on a family gravestone in Northop Churchyard as follows.
In Loving Memory of Mary
Beloved Wife of Thomas Williams
of Soughton
died Nov 5th 1917 aged 58
Also George Henry
Son of the above killed in
action and buried in France.
April 30 1916
Age 22 yrs.
Rest in Peace
Also the above named
Thomas Williams
died 8th June 1934 aged 81 years.
Peace at last.