Lewis James Williams, MM

 

 

Dec 2, 1897

Born at Swansea Wales

 

Nov 5, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 60071 (temporary number 699)

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs W Davies (sister) of Resolven Wales

Ø      Previous occupation given as Carpenter

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to “E” Company

o       This was later reorganized into “C” Company 

Library and Archives Canada have lost the service file for this hero.  The following details have been taken from the 21st Battalion Part II Orders, and other research

 

Mar 2, 1915

Married to Maud Phillips at Kingston Ontario

 

May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec

The Embarkation Roll shows his rank as Lance Corporal 

At some point he was reduced in rank to Private

 

May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe Kent

 

Sep 15, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone

 

Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer

 

Apr 3, 1916

Granted leave until April 11, 1916

 

Jun 3, 1916

Awarded the Military Medal per London Gazette # 29608

 

Aug 5, 1916

Invalided sick to England aboard the Hospital Ship Marama

 

Apr 18, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion from the 6th Reserve Battalion on arrival at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre France 

He rejoined the 21st Battalion shortly after his arrival in France

 

Nov 21, 1917

Invalided to England wounded aboard the Hospital Ship Princess Elizabeth

Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital

 

Mar 22, 1952

Died at the Veterans Pavilion of the Ottawa Ontario Civic Hospital of Broncho Pneumonia



Beachwood Cemetery
Ottawa Ontario
 


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