14/41752 Rifleman Frank Williams

14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

7th June 1917

Born in Kempsford, Gloucestershire in 1883.He was baptised

on 25/05/1883.

His parents were John Williams(born in 1858) and Harriet

(born in 1858). I was unable to find evidence of a marriage date for John & Harriet and therefore I could not find Harriet's maiden name.

Frank had 4 brothers,John C(born 1879),Henry A

(born in 1880),Herbert(born in 1887) and Frederick(born in 1892).

He also had 2 sisters,Louisa May(born in 1886) and

Florence Harriet(born in 1889).

In the 1891 census,the family were living in Thames Street ,Lechlade, Gloucestershire  and Franks father was working as a general smith.

By the time on the 1901 census John Williams had passed away possibly in 1892,the family were still living on Thames Street East and Frank was a tailors apprentice.

In 1910 He married Irene Victoria Gladys Stone(1888-1913).

They had a daughter,Kathleen Louise M(1911-1973).

In the 1911 census Frank and his family were living at

Sherbourne Street, Lechlade.Frank was now a journeyman tailor.

He enlisted in Bristol,Gloucestershire and was killed in action

on 07/06/1917.

 

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