Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
William Henry Williams was born on the 13th February, 1894 and baptised at St Mary Magdalene on the 1st April. He was the son of William Morris Williams, a house painter and paper hanger, and his wife, Sarah. They lived at 5 Hollybush Road.
William worked as an assistant in a boot shop. He married Minnie and moved to Boston, Lincs. He served in the 10th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He was awarded the DCM in 1917 and promoted to Sergeant. According to the Commonwealth War Graves records, he was also awarded the Military Medal. He was badly gassed in France in 1918. He died on 12th April, 1921, and is buried in Boston Cemetery, Lincolnshire.
Sergeant Williams, 1397, was awarded the DCM and MM and the Victory and British medals.
DIED [Bridgnorth Journal, 23rd April, 1921. WILLIAMS. - On the 12th inst., at High Street, Boston, Lincs., William Henry, the eldest son of Mrs Williams, of 5 Hollybush Road, Bridgnorth, aged 27 Years.
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