Fred Williams

Memorial: Tytherington - St James's Church

Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Lance Corporal 41409

Parents: Robert and Agnes Williams

Marital status: Married

Home address: Brislington, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Worker at Messrs. Howes and Co. Timber Merchants, Bristol

Date of birth: 1888

Place of birth: Elberton, Glos

Date of death: 19/01/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Etretat Churchyard Extension (Ref. II. A. 13.), France

Age: 29

Further information:

Fred Williams was born in Elberton, Glos in October 1888, the youngest of five brothers; William, Robert, Arthur, Albert and a sister Mabel, moving with the family to Brook Farm, Tytherington in 1914. Later he was living in Brislington in Bristol, being married with a daughter, who was born before he died but sadly, he never saw

Fred joined the 3rd Battalion of the Worcester Regiment and died in Flanders on 19th January age 29. He is buried in Etretat in France

The Tytherington Parish Magazine of February 1918 included the following entry:-
"Our deepest sympathy go out to Mr and Mrs R Williams of Brooke Farm, on the death of their son Lance-Corporal Fred Williams, of the 3rd Battalion of the Worcester Regiment. His loss was all the harder to bear as the first account brought news only of a slight wound. Unfortunately, however, Lance-Corporal Williams suffered from gas poisoning, and this infected his wounds and caused his death. The officer in charge of his platoon writes of him as a fine soldier, and very popular with the men of his platoon, and how greatly they were overcome by the news of his death. For nine years the late Lance-Corporal Williams had worked on the staff of Messrs. Howes and Co. Timber Merchants, Bristol"

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Tytherington Roots, Forces War Records and CWGC