Robert John Williams, Carpenter

Robert John Williams, Carpenter, Mercantile Marine, RMS Leinster. Lost at sea, aged 49, as a result of enemy action in the Irish Sea on 10 October 1918.

He was born at Holyhead the son of William and Jane Williams and was the husband of Louisa Williams (nee Murphy) of 1 George Street, Holyhead. They married in early 1900. In 1901 he was at Langton Graving Dock, Liverpool serving on RMS Leinster as its Carpenter. In 1911 the family lived at 1 George Street, Holyhead. At this time his wife Louisa was aged 33 and had two children - Mary Jane Williams (10) and William Richard Williams (6). All were born at Holyhead.

Awarded the Mercantile Marine Medal and British War Medal.

Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.