Harry Williams came from Halesowen and attended King Edward's School, Stourbridge. He enlisted in the Worcesters and was sent to the 10th (Service) Battalion which went to the Western Front in 1915. It was heavily engaged in the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and was again in the trenches for the Battle of Messines on the 6th June 1917. The Worcesters then moved to Ypres to take part in the middle phase of the Third Battle of Ypres, fighting notably in the Battle of the Menin Road in September. In December they took over the dangerous front line near Cambrai after the Battle of Cambrai had finished but Private Harry Williams was killed on the 10th December, the day the Worcesters arrived. He is buried in Ribecourt Cemetery (I B 18) and commemorated on the Halesowen, Short Cross Methodist church and King Edward VI College, Stourbridge, Memorials.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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