Williams, Peter

Peter Williams was born in Towyn, Abergele, Denbighshire in 1886.

The 1911 Census shows that the family lived at 5 Pontydd, Towyn, Abergele, Denbighshire.  The head of the family was Thomas Williams, a Widower aged 67, who was employed as a General Labourer.  His daughter Margaret Williams aged 44 and her son Peter Williams aged 25, who was employed by Griffin Carriage Works, Rhyl, Flintshire as a Coach Body Maker.

Sometime after this Peter married and lived at 30 Vale Road, Rhyl with his wife and two children.

Following the outbreak of the First World War, he enlisted at the Recruitment Centre, Rhyl with 10th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers and was killed in action on 16 August 1916.

Thiepval Memorial

Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

He is also remembered on The North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales and on a Remembrance Plaque at The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, Flintshire.  His name also appears on the Abergele War Memorial.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Rhyl Memorial

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