Williams, A R
ALFRED RICHARD WILLIAMS
Remembered with honour Tyne Cot Memorial: Panels 154 to 159 and 163A.
He attested for Short Service (3 years with the Colours) 9 September 1914: a journalist aged 20, Wesleyan; Private E/287 Royal Fusiliers. He served at Home 9 September 1914 to 16 November 1915; then with the B.E.F. 17 November 1915 to 1 November 1916; then Home again from 2 November 1916 to 24 March 1917, when he was appointed temporary Second Lieutenant 13 April 1917, with the 49th Machine Gun Corps, attached to the 16th (Irish) Division. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 17 November 1915; the medals, were sent to his father. He was killed in action on Frezenberg Ridge.
Son of the Rev John and Sarah Annie (nee NORMAN) WILLIAMS of Burslem, Staffs.
His parents married 1891 in the Atherstone, Warks, district. John died either 1918 in the Plymouth, Devon, district aged 56 or 1931 in the Devonport, Devon, district aged 71; Sarah died 1953 in the Plympton St Mary, Devon, district aged 88.
Alfred was born 6 June 1894 in Leominster, Heref, and attended Watford Grammar School from September 1904 to July 1907.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in Teignmouth, Devon, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, aged 16 he lived in Devonport, with his parents and two siblings.
Date of death16/08/1917
Age at death23
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)