South Staffordshire War Memorials

Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.

W G Williams

William George Williams was born at Codsall where he was baptised on 25 March 1900. He was the son of George Thomas Williams, a farm labourer, and his wife, Elizabeth. In 1901 the family lived in Sandy Lane, in 1911 in Elliotts Lane and later at Gunston Cottages.

William was probably called up soon after his 18th birthday - he had been in the army for less than a year at the time of his death. He served with the 7th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). He was killed in action on 23rd August 1918 when the 7th Queen's was involved in an attack on Tara Hill as part of the action to clear the Germans from the town of Albert. He is buried at Becourt Military Cemetery.

Private William George Williams, G/72315, was awarded the Victory and British Medals. He was the nephew of Alfred Williams who is also commemorated at Codsall.

This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg.