Herbert Samuel Williams

Memorial: Longwell Green, United Church

Regiment: East Kent Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Lance Corporal 12786

Parents: Samuel Ollis and Lucy Williams

Marital status: Single

Home address: Shellards Road, Longwell Green, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Bootmakeer

Date of birth: 02/11/1892

Place of birth: Longwell Green, Bristol

Date of death: 24/12/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France.

Age: 25

Further information:

Herbert served initially with the Royal Berkshire Regiment (24689) and arrived in France in September 1916, where he fought in the Battles of the Somme. He transferred to the 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) in October 1916 and was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal the in October 1917, following year. Herbert was wounded on the 6th December 1917 towards the end of the Battle of Cambrai (20 November – 7 December 1917) the result of which was indecisive at the cost of 44,000 casualties. Herbert died from his wounds at the 21st Casualty Clearing Station which was based at Etricourt. He was buried in the nearby cemetery and his personal effects which were sent to his family included his watch and his will.

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