Major John Williams MC & bar, MBE , Welch Regt

A History of the 15th (Service) Battalion the Welsh Regiment

1884 Dec 29 Born Swansea, Glamorgan is as in RIC Register. However there were 2 John Williams born Sawnsea on that day. One was this man with MC and bar, the othe was in the Royal Navy - they are different men

1915 May 11 Landed in France with 6th Royal Scots Fusiliers

1916 Dec 27. Commissioned 2nd Lt Serjt.-Maj. John Williams, from R. Sco. Fus.

1918 Jun 27. The undermentioned 2nd Lt. to be Lt. Welsh R.— J. Williams, M.C.

1919 Jan 21. The undermentioned to be temp. Majs. whilst specially empld. : Lt. (actg. Capt.) J. Williams, M.C., .Welsh R.

1921 Feb 3. Joined ADRIC with service no 1624.Posted to O Coy Section Leader

1921 Feb 13 Posted to N Coy

1921 Mar 3. VR Scott died in Dublin. Probate to his mother. There was an military court of enquiry, pointing perhaps to suicide. Those who are mentioned at the inquiry were S/L J Williams, S/L AE Cooper, T/C Valentine, T/C A David, T/C S Oliver

1921 Mar 20 Hon DI3 and Assistant Intelligence Officer, The N Coy IO was implicated in Trim Looting, and J Williams must have been temp cover

He returns to O Coy at an unknown date. I assume the posting to N Coy was temporary following the Trim Looting

1921 Apr 29. Back at O Coy from this newspaper cutting and a DI3

Fined £1-1-0 by Coy Commander. The fine indicates that he was probably not IO at that point

1922 Jan. Serve till demobilisation of ADRIC and is a Section Leader at that point with O Coy

1939 Register. There is a John Williams of exact dob living in Swansea. He is a Steel Metal Worker with wife Gertrude. 365 Trewyddfa Road , Swansea C.B., Glamorganshire. But this seems to be the RN man as the wife is the same ,Gertrude

The fact that two John Williams are born in Swansea on the same day shows how common the name is!