Born: 27 January 1892 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 28 February the same year at the Unitarian Church in Highgate, Whitchurch.
Family: He was the eldest of four surviving children born to Henry and Elizabeth Williams. No marriage can be confirmed for John.
Residence: At the time of his baptism in 1892 the family’s address was 7 Havannah Buildings, Whitchurch. In 1901 John was living with his parents and two younger siblings at 16 Highgate Road, Whitchurch. Ten years later Mrs Williams and three children were residing at 2 Havannah Buildings, Whitchurch while John and his father were lodging in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
Employment: In 1911, aged 19, he was working as an iron building erector with his father (who was an employee of the Whitchurch W H Smith iron foundry in the 1901 census). It is likely that both were employed by Smiths and were working on a job for the company in Derbyshire at the time of the 1911 census.
Died: In 1933 in Whitchurch, and was buried on 28 September the same year in Whitchurch Cemetery.
Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps
Service Number: M2/032927
Date of Enlistment: Not known
Date of Discharge: Not known
Reason for Discharge: Not known