John Williams

Royal Air Force

Personal Details

Born: 28 May 1873 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 27 June the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch.

Family: He was the eldest of eight children born to Elias Williams, a domestic coachman, and his wife Jane. He married Florence Geddes on 14 June 1896 in Chelsea, London and together they had at least two children – John A and Alfred G.

Residence: In 1881 he lived with his family in Nantwich Road, Whitchurch. By 1891 he was boarding at 47 Cranley Mews, South Kensington, London. In 1901 and now married, he was living in High Road, Cobham, Surrey and by 1911 he had moved to Harpsden Court Stables, Henley upon Thames, Oxfordshire where he was still living when he enlisted in 1918. In 1939 and now widowed he was living at Coachmere Cottage, Henley upon Thames.

Employment: He was a domestic coachman until at least 1939.

Died: Not known

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Air Force

Rank: Private 

Service Number: 261934

Date of Enlistment: 27 June 1918

Date of Discharge: 30 April 1920

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Medals and Awards

Not known


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