William Charles Williams


William Charles Williams Famous memorial

Stanton Lacy, Shropshire Unitary Authority, Shropshire, England
Death 25 Apr 1915 (aged 34)
Memorial Site* Portsmouth, Portsmouth Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot No known grave; name is listed at Number 8.
Memorial ID 10697484 View Source

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Stanton Lacy, England, he served as a Able Seaman in the British Royal Navy. During the landing on V Beach Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey, Able Seaman Williams with three other men was assisting an officer from their ship the HMS River Clyde at the work of securing the lighters. He held on to a rope for over an hour, standing chest deep in the sea, under continuous enemy fire. He was eventually dangerously wounded and later killed by a shell fire before he could be rescued. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross which King George presented to Williams' father in 1916.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 28 Mar 2005
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Charles Williams (15 Sep 1880–25 Apr 1915), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10697484, citing Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Portsmouth, Portsmouth Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England ; Maintained by Find a Grave .