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Walter Williams 1895

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paris8118 Report 6 Feb 2013 11:50

Trying to find Walter's army records without much sucess, we know he served in the army as he told us he lied about his age. we found a reference that we believe is him signing a Territorial Army form at Worcester in 1912 saying he was 17 years and 9 months old
regiment name;SW Bde RFA: St, Peter's Worcester, Cherry Orchard

gave us 2 numbers 845651 and 592543 thought one of these might have been his number but can find nothing.

He used to talk of drinking champagne on the steps of Armateres ???? true don't know anyone point me in right direction please :-S


Reggie Report 6 Feb 2013 11:58

Where have you looked?

And you may not be aware that over 70% of WW1 records did not survive a WW2 enemy bombing raid, which means that anyone finding a record for a relative is very fortunate.


Choccy Report 6 Feb 2013 12:01

here's his medal record card

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920

Name: Walter A Williams
Regiment or Corps: Royal Field Artillery, Labour Corps
Regimental Number: 845651,592543


Reggie Report 6 Feb 2013 12:02

As there are 35 pages to the record you quote, you will have to scroll through them to find info about his next of kin

He gives his age as 17 yrs 1 month.....and address as Cherry Orchard (6 ?Berwick St)

Where was he living in 1911?


paris8118 Report 6 Feb 2013 12:02

Have looked on army records, medals of honor, and other sites ancestry, seem to be getting nowhere fast :-0


Reggie Report 6 Feb 2013 12:03

Oh, so he had a second forename.......why didn't you say?


paris8118 Report 6 Feb 2013 12:03


Where did you find that been looking for 9 months Thank you all


Astra Report 6 Feb 2013 12:10

Living at 6 Berwick Street Worcester in 1911 are Walter and Alice? Williams married 19 years 2 children born 2 living. So I guess they are his parents.


paris8118 Report 6 Feb 2013 12:13

Yes Astra they are his parents


Choccy Report 6 Feb 2013 12:19

British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920

Name: Walter Williams
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895
Age at enlistment: 17
Birth Parish: St Peters
Birth County: Worcestershire
Document Year: 1912
Regimental Number: 980
Regiment Name: SW Bde RFA
Number of images: 35

NOK - Mrs A Williams, 23 Park Street, Worcester

His full name is Walter Andrew Williams

Army number is 830131


McAlp Report 6 Feb 2013 12:34

Did he have the second name Andrew ?

Guess he did then
so what I found is the same as others.

There is also a public tree on Ancestry
under the name Lloyd


paris8118 Report 6 Feb 2013 14:07

Mc Alp/choccy

yes had middle name Andrew the Lloyd family tree is ours thanks everyone and thanks go to choccy this looks my man <3


paris8118 Report 6 Feb 2013 14:22


Thank you for everything you have found but can you give me the link to where you found all this you say 35 pages but not giving me anything


McAlp Report 6 Feb 2013 19:21

Image page
Hope this helps


paris8118 Report 6 Feb 2013 20:28

Ann thank you so much

made me laugh

Pat ;-)


McAlp Report 7 Feb 2013 12:03

Happy to help Pat
I think it's always worth looking at the extra images
and I know it takes time, and you may go a little boss eyed.
Hope this answers your question about his Army records.


paris8118 Report 7 Feb 2013 13:22

Hi Ann

Yes this helps tremendously, definately the right Walter, it's my husbands father and he would never talk about the war!!! Now we know why!!!!

Have been searching for ages getting rather dispondent, then decided to put a post on here glad I did.......Thanks for everything

Pat :-D :-D :-D