Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Kenneth Williams

In memory of:

Lieutenant Kenneth Williams

June 7, 1944

Military Service


Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Saskatoon Light Infantry (M.G.), R.C.I.C.

Division:

1st Inf. Div. Support Batt.

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Italy Star, War Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

May 8, 1919
South Sheilds, England

Son of Joseph Owen and Elizabeth Ann Williams of West Englewood, New Jersey, United States. He was the brother of Joseph Owen Ivor, William Robert Alan, Roland Humphrey Arnold and Eric Pearce.

Lieutenant Williams held a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Queen`s University, Kingston, Ontario. He attended Cornell University, New York in 1941-1942 and was a member of the Special Student American Council Learned Society in 1942. He majored in philosophy, psychology, government and languages. He could read and write, French and Russian.

He enjoyed tennis, swimming and was a member of the Cornell University Rugby Team. He was a member of the Mathematics and Physics Club and President of the Philosophical Society.

He served in Canada from 10 July 1942 until 10 June 1943, United Kingdom from 11 June 1943 to 12 November 1943 and Italy from 13 November 1943 until his death.

Commemorated on Page 479 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I, A, 13.

Location:

The town of Caserta, which is famous for its Royal Palace, designed by Vanvitelli in the middle of the 18th century to the order of Charles III of Bourbon, lies about 27 kilometres due north of Naples. The Palace served as headquarters for the Allied armies in Italy for the greater part of the duration of the Italian campaign. If going by car visitors should take the highway to Naples, No.A2, and leave it at the Caserta Nord exit. Proceed to the first set of traffic lights and then turn left and continue along the main street eastward for 2.2 kilometres, past the Royal Palace. Just after the Royal Palace, about 0.2 kilometres, turn left at the main intersection (a piazza with round corners) and head north for 2.0 kilometres, following this street along the eastern edge of the Royal Gardens. After 2.0 kilometres, turn right and proceed directly westward for 0.8 kilometres, then turn southward down an incline. After a distance of 0.3 kilometres there will be a large Communal Cemetery located on the left; proceed to the main gates and the CWGC plot will be found at the end of this road. Cars may be parked within the Communal Cemetery grounds.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Kenneth Williams– Picture of Lt. K. Williams, Died of Wounds, June 7, 1944.
  • Photo of KENNETH WILLIAMS– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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