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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