Letter from Pte. Robert Williams
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|Title||Letter from Pte. Robert Williams|
|Notes||Robert and Ann Williams lived in Llanberis, Caernarfonshire. They had three children, two boys and a girl; because of the war the boys were sent to family members, one to Liverpool and the other to Scotland. The daughter, Mary, (my grandmother), stayed with her mother in Llanberis. Mary was 5 years old when her father was killed.|
Robert was shot dead whilst walking to breakfast one morning. I remember seeing the letters and more information about the event from my grandmother, but unfortunately upon her death, the paperwork went to her son. I don't know where Robert's medals went but the brass plaque also went to my uncle.
Letter sent by Pte. Williams to his wife. Headed notepaper: 'For God, King and Empire | The Australian Y.M.C.A.'. 'With the Australian Imperial Forces' lined through.
Pte. 345654 Robert Williams, 13th platoon, 24th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, killed in action 16th July 1917, is buried in Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel.
|Item Date||May 1917|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Patricia Anne Pitts|