Alfred Williams (1891‒1920)
Alfred Williams was born in April/June 1891 in Cambridge, the son of John Richard Williams, grocer, and Sarah Elizabeth Darton, the sixth of their eight surviving children. The family lived for at least twenty-five years at 50 York Street (Petersfield).
In 1911 Alfred was living with his elder brother, John Richard (jnr) (born c.1880), who was a singer (previously an assistant schoolmaster), the latter’s wife Margaret and their three children, at 39 Duke’s Avenue, Chiswick, West London. He is there described as “grocer’s assistant” and unmarried and his younger sister Gertrude, aged 15, is also living there.
Which unit of the armed forces Alfred joined and when, is unknown. According to the inscription on the grave, he served in France and may have been wounded there and hospitalised in either France or Britain. He survived the war, died on 15 January 1920 and was buried on 19 January in the parish area of St Andrew the Great in this cemetery “under the Burial Laws Amendment Act 1880”. At the time of his death he was living at 10 Tenison Road (Petersfield), Cambridge.
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Lat Lon : 52.202602 0.13726613 – click here for location
Parish : St Andrew the Great
Census reports England 1881‒1911
All England & Wales Death Index, 1916‒2007
Great St Andrew, Cambridge, burial register
(There appears to be no War Graves Photographic Project entry for Alfred Williams.)
By Ian Bent