Born: In 1895 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 8 May the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. He was known as Jack.
Family: He was the second of three children born to James Williams, a labourer, and his wife Elizabeth Mary. No marriage can be confirmed for Jack.
Residence: At the time of his baptism, his family were living in Newtown, Whitchurch. By 1901 they had moved to 5 Railway Inn Yard, Station Road, Whitchurch. The 1919 Absent Voters’ Register had an address of 11 Alkington Road for him.
Employment: Not known
Died: Not known
Regiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps (previously London Regiment and Royal Army Service Corps).
Service Number: A/204622 (previously 540695 and 10761)
Date of Enlistment: Prior to 21 August 1915
Date of Discharge: Not known
Reason for Discharge: Not known
Other Information: His brother Frederick William Williams, his half brother James Bithell and his uncle Harry Williams also served in WW1. Jack was wounded twice in 1918 and was entitled to wear a wound stripe.