Harry Charles Victor Williams

This name is on the St Mark's War Memorial, Kennington Oval, London SE11
H. C. V. Williams
(Harry Charles Victor Williams)
(Williams, Harry Victor Charles)
Service no 684832
Private, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment), No. 1 Coy., 13th Battalion
Died age 20 on 24 August 1917
Son of Harry Robert and Ellen Williams, of 22, Farmer's Rd., Camberwell, London.
Remembered at Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, at Scotstown, Quebec and at St Mark's Church, London SE11



The Canadian Great War Project has an entry for Harry Charles Victor Williams, and includes this information (from Stilleto 33853 (Andy) from the Great War Forum):
No. 1 Coy., Son of Harry Robert and Ellen Williams, of 22, Farmer's Rd., Camberwell, London. The Scotstown Memorial lists his having been awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal which no evidence supporting this has yet been found. Listed in the De Ruvigny Roll of Honour, entry as follows: Son of Harry Robert Williams of 22 Farmer Road, Kennington Park, London S.E., by his wife, Ellen, daughter of Mathew Langridge. Born Kennington aforesaid, went to Canada in 1910, and settled in Quebec as a Farmer. Enlisted 7th September 1916, came to England in December, served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 6th March and died at No 7 General Hospital, France on 24th August 1917 from wounds received in action at Lens on the 15th of that month. Buried in the Souvenir Cemetery, St. Omer. An Officer wrote: " He fell during one of the most glorious actions ever made by the Canadians and his death along with other of his gallant chums is very much regretted." Unmarried.
There is a thread on Harry Charles Victor Williams at the Great War Forum.





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