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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- William Aubrey Williams -

Unknown person Name : William Aubrey Williams.

Son of William Williams and Mary Ann Williams, of Newport, Isle of Wight.

Born 1889, Gibraltar.
  Census Information :

1891 : not located (presumed to be in Gibraltar)

1901 : William and Mary Ann Williams, with their children including William Aubrey, aged 11, are at 3 Portland Street, Newport. William Williams is a Lineman for Postal Telegraphs.

1911 : William Aubrey Williams, aged 21, is a Gunner with the 55th Coy, R.G.A. at Gibraltar.
  Service details :

Gunner 31146 William Aubrey Williams, 323rd Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 27 July 1917 aged 27.

Buried at : Canada Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Newport Borough War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle.
Newport C.E. National School War Memorial

  Documents :


Saturday, August 4, 1917 Page 8

Gr. W.A. Williams, R.G.A., only son of Mr. Williams, of 3 Portland-street, Newport, was killed in France on July 27, while digging a gun-pit in a forward position, which was constantly under fire. Deceased and his chum, Gr. Finnerty (1), were killed almost instantaneously by a high explosive shell bursting between them. They were buried next day in a little cemetery close by. Major W.D. Brookman, his commanding officer, says his death was a great loss to the battery. Deceased and his chum were cheery, willing workers, and excellent gun numbers. The writer sends his deepest sympathy. The deceased, who was a regular soldier, went to France from Gibraltar. He was in his 28th year.

(1) Gunner Edward Fennerty :- CWGC record ...
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research.
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Page last updated : 20 May 2014 (added to website)


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