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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Wilfred Cyril Williams -

Unknown person Name : Wilfred Cyril Williams.

Son of John Henry Williams and Annie Maria Williams (née Cowdery), of 55, High St., Newport, Isle of Wight.

Born 1894, Newport.
  Census Information :

1901 : John and Annie Williams, with their children including Wilfred aged 6, are at Heytesbury Farm, Carisbrooke. John Williams is a Butcher and Farmer.

1911 : John and Annie Williams, with some of their children, are at 55 High St., Newport. John Williams is a Master Butcher.

1911 : Wilfred Williams not located
  Service details :

Lieutenant Wilfred Cyril Williams, 12th Bn., Hampshire Regiment.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 24 September 1916, aged 21.

Commemorated at : Dorian Memorial, Greece.

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Newport Borough War Memorial
Newport Literary Society War Memorial
St John's Church, Newport, War Memorial
St John's Church, Newport, Men's Bible Class War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle.
Newport C.E. National School War Memorial

Wilfred Williams' name is also recorded in the Isle of Wight Football Association Roll of Honour.
  Documents and Photograph :

From an image published (c) Isle of Wight County Press 9 June 2017: original image from Abingdon School. Click to enlarge.


Friday, October 6, 1916 Page 2

Roll of Honour
Lieut. A.C. Brannon, Mechanical Transport Corps, nephew of Mr. G.A. Brannon, of Carisbrooke, has been slightly wounded in the head whilst in charge of a "Tank" at the Front. Lieut. W.C. Williams, Hants Regt., son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Williams, High Street, Newport, is reported wounded and missing on the Salonica front.

Lt Brannon survived the War and is named on the Roll of Honour at St Olave's Church, Gatcombe.


Friday, October 20, 1916 Page 5

Lieut. W. Cyril Williams, of the Hants Regiment, eldest son of Mr. J.H. Williams, Newport, has been officially reported missing, believed killed. When last seen, Lieut. Williams had been thrice wounded, but he continued to use his rifle, notwithstanding.

National Probate Calendar 1918
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 10th October 2014 (added link to St John's Church, Newport, Men's Bible Class War Memorial)


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