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Lt Mark Webber Williams


Williams, Mark Webber, Toronto, Ontario, formerly of Burlington, Ontario. Occupation: student. Military Service: Private, Lieutenant, McGill 145, 2nd University Co., PPCLI, Attestation Papers. Diary Reference: “Heard that among the officers they killed are … Williams,” 5:30 Oct ’17.

Additional Biographical Information:

Lieutenant Mark Webber Williams was born in Nelson Township, Halton County, Ontario in October 1893. “While a student, he enlisted in the 2nd University Company as a Pte 26 May 1915. Arrived in England 18 July 1915. Crossed to France 24 Aug 1915. Joined the PPCLI in the Armentières Sector 1 Sep 1915. Granted 9 days leave from 8 May 1916. General Action: Battle of Mount Sorrel. Wounded in the right elbow during the fighting in Sanctuary Wood 4 June 1916. Evacuated to England 13 June 1916. Discharged from hospital 6 Sep 1916. Reported to 7th Reserve Bn. 21 Feb 1917. Commissioned 8 Mar 1917. Crossed to France 5 Apr 1917. Attached to the 3rd Entrenching Bn. 15 Apr 1917. Granted 10 days leave from 24 Aug 1917. General Action: 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele). Killed in action 30 Oct 1917. Struck by a machine gun bullet in the stomach while he was close to the Meetcheele Pill Box. Pte Pepin went for a stretcher. When he returned, Williams had already died from his wounds. Age 24.” Stephen K. Newman, With the Patricia’s in Flanders 1914-1918, 249.

Date of Death: 30 October 1917. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Memorialised at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders, Belgium. Memorial reference: Panel 10.


Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium.


Ypres Menin Gate Memorial