Williams, Thomas John Atherton

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Thomas John Atherton Williams

1095, Private, 1/6th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Territorial Force
Died of wounds, 9 October 1915, aged 19
Buried at Llanrhos Churchyard

CWGC registered (Son of John and Annie Williams, of 4, Brickfield Terrace, Llandudno Junction)

Thomas John Atherton Williams is not on the Llandudno Memorials. He is included in this listing because he was buried in Llanrhos Churchyard which is within the boundary of the former Llandudno Urban District.

Thomas John Atherton Williams was born in Llandudno Junction in 1895. His father was John Williams, an engine driver, and his mother was Annie Williams (née Atherton), the elder sister of Ellis Atherton (qv). The Census of Wales for 1901 records the family living at 3 Station Terrace, Llandudno Junction. Ten years later, the family lived at 4 Glyn Marl Terrace, Llandudno Junction – Thomas Williams (15) was recorded as a baker’s carter.

At the end of September 1914, Thomas Williams joined the 6th (Caernarvonshire and Anglesey) Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Territorial Force having enlisted at Conway. His regimental number was 1095. He sailed with the 1/6th from Devonport on HMT Caledonia on 19 July 1915 destined for Gallipoli, disembarking on 9 August. At a place and a date unknown, Thomas Williams was wounded and was ultimately evacuated to England. He died of wounds at Netley Hospital, Southampton on 9 October 1915. His body was returned to his home and he was buried in Llanrhos Churchyard. As a resident of Llandudno Junction, he would normally have been buried in Llangwstenin Churchyard – his interment at Llanrhos being probably due to his mother’s association with that parish.

Known memorials:

  • Llandudno Junction War Memorial

2 comments to Williams, Thomas John Atherton

  • Tony Charlton

    My wife Gwladys Charlton (nee Williams)is the neice of Thomas John Atherton Williams,we have his Army photo and photos of his funeral cortage passing through Llandudno Junction on the way to his funeral at Llanrhos.We can let you have coppies iff you wish?

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