Ivor Vernon Williams

Memorial: Yate - St Mary's Church Lych Gate

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Medals: 1939–45 Star, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Private 5185780

Parents: Alice Blanch Williams

Home address: 2 The British, Off North Road, Yate, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: General labourer

Date of birth: 11/12/1918

Date of death: 25/11/1944

Buried/Commemorated at: He was originally buried in Maasbree Holland then transferred to the Venray War Cemetery (Ref. IV. D. 10.) in Limburg Netherlands in 1946

Age: 25

Further information:

2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. He enlisted as a private in the 2nd Glosters and fought in the Battle France. Most of his battalion died in the Battle of Dunkirk from where he was eventually evacuated. Ivor’s re-formed battalion landed and fought at Gold Beach on D-Day 1944. He continued to fight for the liberation of France and the low countries and it is likely that he took part in operation mallard which was to be his final engagement as he died near Maasbree in Holland.

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

This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
Yate Heritage Centre