The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

Joseph William Thomas Williams

Joseph William Thomas Williams, W T Williams on the Ystradgynlais War Memorial, served with the Cheshire Regiment and was killed in action in November 1918. Joseph was killed in action during the Battle of the Sambre, on 5 November 1918, aged 35.

The information on Joseph William Thomas Williams has been compiled from a number of sources, including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, from the Labour Voice newspaper, and the Parish Burial Register (courtesy of the Swansea Archives).

NameJoseph William Thomas Williams
Date of Death5th November 1918
Place of DeathBattle of the Sambre
Age at Death35
Unit and RegimentCheshire Regiment; 9th Bn.
Service Number34392
Personal InformationBorn in Abercrave, Joseph was the son of Daniel and Sarah Williams, of Brynderi, Abercrave. He lived in Pontneathvaughan, Glamorgan, and worked as a collier prior to enlisting at Newport, Monmouth on 24 March 1916
Local MemorialsYstradgynlais War Memorial
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Signaller William T Williams was one of 14 men of Cwmtwrch remembered at a memorial service held in February 1919. The write-up in the Llais described his service thus:-

Signaller William T Williams S.W. B. Enlisted August 1914 Fell in action in France, May 30th 1918


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