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Thomas Williams


Williams, Thomas, enlisted at Vancouver, British Columbia, originally from Fulham, London, England. Occupation: Engineer. Military Service: Private, Reg. No. 75484, 29th Bn. (British Columbia Regiment). Attestation Papers. Diary Reference: “Painted a cross for a Pr. Williams,” 3:21 Jul ’16. There were so many soldiers named Williams who died in the Ypres sector at about this time that it would be impossible to identify with any certainty the man for whom Frank painted a cross on 21 July 1916. However, because Pte. T. Williams died that same day and was buried near where Frank and the PPCLI was stationed, it seems fitting to have him represent all soldiers named Williams who died in World War I.

Date of Death: 21 July 1916. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Buried at Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Reningelst (9.5 km southwest of Ieper (Ypres) in Poperinghe area), West Flanders, Belgium. Grave Reference: I.E.19.


Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Reningelst, West Flanders, Belgium.


Reninghelst New Military Cemetery