Lt James Griffith Williams

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Link

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Written and researched by David Bohl, with the kind help and documents supplied by historians worldwide.

[Clip from Royal Welsh Forum]

17th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers,  died 29th August 1918

Morval, NE of Amiens remained under allied control until 24 March 1918 when the Germans advanced, and was later regained by the 38th Welsh Division after fierce fighting on 1 September 1918.

[The Western Mail - 7th Sept 1918]



[Effects returned -]

There is a slight discrepancy between the date of death on the Soldiers Effects record of 27th August 1918 and the CWGC record of 29th August 1918.
Clive Hughes on the Great War Forum explains:-

Lieut. J.G.Williams 17th RWF - their war diary simply makes no references to casualties in the period in question, either in terms of numbers or by officer name.  The information in the digest of WW1 officers' services as compiled for the Regimental Museum suggests he was killed in the fighting around High Wood on 27 August 1918.  This was based in part on officer files at the National Archives at Kew.


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