Williams, Maurice –

Son of Peter Thomas and Ellen Williams, of 18, Peel Street, Farnworth, Lancashire. Formerly employed by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company before leaving for Canada in 1912 to take up farming. Died in No.4 Canadian Field Ambulance in France from a gunshot wound in the abdomen and a shrapnel wound in the right leg caused by a bomb dropped by an enemy aeroplane during the night. Memorial in Farnworth Cemetery.

Personal details

  • Surname: Williams
  • Forename: Maurice
  • Date of birth: October 31st, 1888
  • Birth place: Farnworth, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Not known
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 32
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: August 11th, 1918
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Driver
  • Unit: 3rd Division Ammunition Column, Canadian Field Artillery.
  • Service number: 305039
  • Regiment: Canadian Imperial Forces
  • Enlistment date: October 15th, 1915 - 1915-10-15
  • Enlistment location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: V / BW
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known


Local newspaper entries

  • Farnworth and Worsley Journal entries: 30/08/1918 27/12/1918

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