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David Williams

In memory of:

Private David Williams

October 8, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

172327

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

3rd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

April 2, 1898

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, of 489, Carnarvon Rd., Bangor, Wales.

Commemorated on Page 182 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

V. C. 22.

Location:

Miraumont is a village about 14.5 kilometres north-north-east of Albert and the Cemetery is some 3 kilometres south of the village on the east side of the road to Courcelette (D107). The ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY is signposted in the centre of Miraumont.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Article
  • Photo of David Williams– Source: W.J.Owen, "Cofeb y Dewrion Heroes' Memorial 1914-1918" (Roll of War Dead from Bangor, Caernarfonshire, UK). Caption (translation from Welsh) reads: "David was the son of Mr John and Mrs Margaret Williams, 489 Carnarvon Road, Bangor.  This young man had emigrated to Canada, and when war broke out he heard in that place the trumpet-call summoning him to the fight, and he enlisted at once with the 83rd Canadian Batt.  He lost his life in the great and ever-memorable battle of the Somme, October 8th 1916, when 28 years old."

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