19186 Private Marshall Frank Williams
1st July 1916
Born in Exeter in 1894.
His parents were Edwin Williams(1862-1925) and
Georgina Jane L Hill(1870-1948), they were married in 1889.
Marshall had a brother, Edgar(1893-06/10/1916) and a sister Annie(born in 1890).
In the 1901 census, the family were recorded as living at
61 Summerland Street,Exeter Devon. Edwin was employed as a tin plate worker.
By the time of the 1911 census, the family had moved to
4 Summerland Buildings, Clifton Road,Exeter. Edwin was now working as a meter maker in at a meter works. Marshall was employed as a house painter.
He enlisted in Exeter and was killed in action on 01/07/1916.
He was awarded the 1914-1918 British War and
Allied Victory medals.
Western Times - Friday 28 July 1916
Williams – July 1st, 1916, killed in action, Marshall Frank, son of Mr. and Mrs E Williams, 4 Summerland Buildings, Clifton Road Exeter aged 22 years.
His brother Edgar served as Private 2790 2nd/4th Battalion Devonshire Regiment . He was killed in action on 06/10/1916
whilst being attached to 2nd Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).
He is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery Iraq. Reference XXI.P.28.