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John Henry Williams
Birth: Sep. 29, 1886
Monmouthshire, Wales
Death: Mar. 7, 1953
Monmouthshire, Wales

World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He was the most decorated Welsh non-commissioned officer of all time. During the First World War, he served as a Sergeant in the 10th South Wales Borderers. On October 8, 1918, during the attack on Villers Outreaux, France, his company was suffering heavy casualties from a German machine gun. Under heavy fire, to the flank the enemy post, he rushed forward single handed and capturing fifteen of the enemy. These prisoners, realizing that Williams was alone, turned on him to take his rifle. He succeeded in breaking away and bayoneting five enemy, with the remainder again surrendered. For gallant action and total disregard of personal danger, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal in December 1918. His other awards included the Distinguished Service Medal, Military Star Medal, Bar to Military Medal, French Medaille Militaire Coronation Medal, Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal and Victory Medal. During the Second World War, he served as a Captain in the Home Guard. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Ebbw Vale Cemetery
Ebbw Vale
Blaenau Gwent, Wales
 
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Record added: Aug 09, 2003
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John Henry Williams
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