Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
Lance Corporal George Shaw WILLIAMS. 39098.
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Lance Corporal George Shaw WILLIAMS. 39098
Lance Corporal George Shaw Williams. 39098. 32nd Coy. Machine Gun
Corps (Infantry), formerly 18761 the Yorkshire Regiment.
Killed 28 September 1916.
Born Hanley (Staffs), Enlisted Durham.
Commemorated Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C, THIEPVAL MEMORIAL.
Ivor Davies (<email@example.com>) has made a most detailed study of the service career of his maternal grandfather's brother, George Shaw Williams. Although there is no photo of this soldier, the research by Ivor Davies into the life of this soldier is so comprehensive that it is well worth including on this website.
Briefly, George Shaw Williams first enlisted in the North Staffordshire Regiment in 1897 (Aged 18), and served in the Boer War. He re-enlisted at the Outbreak of War in 1914, and initially served with the 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. He was one of the survivors of the 6th Battalion at Gallipoli. In 1916 he transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, and was killed on 28 September 1916 aged 38.
Full details of George Shaw Williams life and service career may be reading the PDF file below;-
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