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  • 12573 Corporal Arthur Williams was killed in action on 9 August 1915 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
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Liverpool
John Robert Williams and Lydia Clarke married at West Derby, Lancs on the &th October 1883 and by 1891, John was the Public House Manager of the Yorkshire Vaults in Lyons Street Bootle. The couple had three children, John Albert born 1888, Amy 1890 and Arthur Aquilla Williams on 24 Sept 1891 all born in Bootle, Liverpool. The year following the birth of their last son, John Robert died and was buried on the 27th June 1892. Less than two years later, his widow, Lydia married John Vert on 14th January 1894. By 1911, the youngest son, Arthur was working away from home as a domestic gardener along with six others, all resident at The Bothies Warter Priory York. Shortly after, he used these horticultural skills to secure employment at the Welbeck estate, Nottinghamshire, the location that he enlisted from
09 Aug 1915
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12573
Corporal
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Arthur Williams probably enlisted on 15 August 1914 and after training at Belton by Grantham the battalion moved south to the Aldershot area. They sailed to Gallipoli via Lemnos in early July 1915. The battalion landed at Suvla Bay on the night of 6/7th August 1915. Orders to move forward failed to materialise and the battalion were ordered to link with the ANZAC's and dig in. On 9th August, the attack went in and good ground was made until heavy fire was laid down by the enemy and the ground became almost impossible to move in. A satisfactory line was made but other units fell back causing enfilade fire on the battalion's flanks. The battalion came within feet of making its objective but had to fall back slightly. The battalion had been decimated and one of the men killed was Arthur. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. John Morse
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  • 12573 Corporal Arthur Williams was killed in action on 9 August 1915 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
    Arthur Williams name on Memorial - 12573 Corporal Arthur Williams was killed in action on 9 August 1915 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse