Jack Williams

Memorial: Hanham - High Street

Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders

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

Rank and number: Lance Corporal 5682459

Parents: Sidney and Mabel Williams

Marital status: Single

Home address: 11 Wesley Avenue, Hanham, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: He worked for Hanham butcher, Alan Lane. His shop was near Rich Willis outdoor beer licence in the High Street.

Date of birth: 1923

Place of birth: Bristol

Date of death: 12/02/1945

Buried/Commemorated at: Rheinberg War Cemetery (Ref. 12. C. 2.), Germany

Age: 22

Further information:

Provided by his sister Jean:
Jack had an older brother Leslie, and three younger sisters Margaret, Jean and Beryl. He attended Samuel Whites School and Hanham Road School. He would join in a game of football, and he kept a ferret in a hutch in the back garden. Jack had planned to marry a Kingswood girl on his next leave

Jack served with the 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders and died on 12 February 1945

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

This information is based by kind permission on the following sources:
1) Booklet ‘Not Just a Name on Stone’ by Hanham Local History Society
2) Thanks to Mr R Crew and Mrs. M Antill of Hanham Local History Society
3) Jo Hurst, volunteer researcher for the Second World War Stories Project