Thomas Williams, Head Stoker

Thomas Williams, Head Stoker, Mercantile Marine, RMS Leinster. Lost at sea, aged 63, as a result of enemy action in the Irish Sea on 10 October 1918.

He was the husband of Ann Williams of Morfa Nevin, Carnarvonshire. In 1911 the family lived at Hilton Leigh, 18 St. Cybi Street, Holyhead, where they took in boarders. The family consisted of Ann Williams (b. about 1862), William Thomas Williams (b. about 1885), Catherine Williams (b. about 1895) and Elizabeth Williams (b. about 1888). In 1901 William was employed as an Apprentice Plumber. In 1911 Catherine was employed as a Dressmaker. He was previously Head Stoker on the sister ship, RMS Connaught.

Awarded the Mercantile Medal and British War Medal

Buried at Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery, grave location 2.1564. Also commemorated on a memorial plaque at Armenia Chapel (now demolished).