Richard Williams, Seaman

Richard Williams, Seaman, Mercantile Marine, RMS Leinster. Lost at sea, aged 52 (53), as a result of enemy action in the Irish Sea on 10 October 1918.

Born at Holyhead, the son of Richard and Jane Williams. He was the husband of Catherine Williams (nee Lewis) of 9 Rock Street, Holyhead. His wife was from Bryngwran, Anglesey and they married at Bangor Cathedral in 1893. In 1901 they lived at 2 Mill Bank, Holyhead. In 1911 they lived at 9 Rock Street, Holyhead. At the time of the Census his wife Catherine (44) was at home with her son Richard (6).

In 1915 he was serving as Bosun on HMT Connaught (ex. CoDSPCo, RMS Connaught) and survived her loss when she was sunk by submarine on 3 March 1917 in the English Channel.

Awarded the Mercantile Marine Medal and British War Medal.

Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London and remembered on a family grave at Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery and
commemorated on a memorial plaque at Tabernacl Chapel, Thomas Street, Holyhead.