Worcestershire. 22 August 1917

George Williams attended Halesowen C of E school and lived with his mother, Elizabeth. He enlisted in the Worcesters.and was sent to the 10th (Service) Battalion which had been on the Western Front since 1915. They were closely engaged in the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and were in the trenches for the Battle of Messines on the 6th June 1917. They also fought in the opening actions of the Third Battle of Ypres but on the 22nd August, Private George Williams was killed, probably by shell fire, while in training behind the lines. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot, Halesowen and Halesowen C of E School Memorials.

Commemorated at:

Halesowen St. John

Halesowen St. John

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB

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