Lawrence Victor James Williams
1st July 1916
Born in Cardiff, Wales in 1897.
His parents were Sidney Williams(1866-1937) and
Fanny Lawrence(1867-1960). They were married in 1895.
Lawrence had 1 brother ,Edgar(08/03/1901-1974) and a sister,Annetta Veronica(26/02/1908-2006).
In the 1901(Welsh)census,the family were living at
68 Clifton Street, Roath,Cardiff. Sidney was employed as a railway porter.
In the 1911(Welsh)census,the family were still living at the same address.Sidney was a goods railway foreman. Lawrence whilst still at school was also a butchers errand boy.
He enlisted in Cardiff and his date of disembarkation into France was on 14/09/1915.
He was killed in action on 01/07/1916.
He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star,the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.