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Pte H Williams

Postby Dannemois » 15 Jun 2016 11:08

Can anyone please help locate any information for a H. Williams who served in South Africa. I found reference to him in a newspaper snippet (1915) when a Private in the British army he (Pte H Williams) died of wounds received whilst on the Western Front and the article mentioned he served in South Africa. The only other information is he was living at Tennyson Terrace, Brithdir, Glamorgan, South Wales, UK when he enlisted.

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Re: Pte H Williams

Postby QSAMIKE » 15 Jun 2016 14:31

Hello Roy......

In FMP there are 184 H. Williams listed is there any other information that can narrow down the search??????

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Re: Pte H Williams

Postby SWB » 15 Jun 2016 19:39

Roy

Have you tried for service papers on FindmyPast?

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Re: Pte H Williams

Postby Dannemois » 16 Jun 2016 12:47

Hello Meurig and Mike
I've just this minute returned home from using FMP at our local library and the only soldier I found with date of death fitting the details of the newspaper snippet is Hubert Williams. CWGC show him as Pte 7308 Welsh Regiment 2nd Bn d. 6 Nov 1914 buried in Ixelles Hospital, Belgium. On the Service Medal and Awards Roll it states Pte 7308 he was killed at Helles? so that has thrown me completely.
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Re: Pte H Williams

Postby SWB » 16 Jun 2016 21:28

Hello Roy

The number 7308 is a tad high for the ABW (some regiments and all corps excepted), this website: http://armyservicenumbers.blogspot.co.u ... lions.html puts the enlistment date after June 1902. Perhaps he served in SA post ABW - the British Army maintained a garrison until 1910 (at least)?

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