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53780: Letter from Imperial War Graves Commission regarding headstone inscription

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Robert and Ann Williams lived in Llanberis, Caernarfonshire. They had three children, two boys and a girl; because of the war the boys were sent to family members, one to Liverpool and the other to Scotland. The daughter, Mary, (my grandmother), stayed with her mother in Llanberis. Mary was 5 years old when her father was killed.

Robert was shot dead whilst walking to breakfast one morning. I remember seeing the letters and more information about the event from my grandmother, but unfortunately upon her death, the paperwork went to her son. I don't know where Robert's medals went but the brass plaque also went to my uncle.

Editor's Comment: Letter from the Imperial War Graves Commission, requesting payment for a personal inscription to be engraved on the headstone.

Pte. 345654 Robert Williams, 13th platoon, 24th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, killed in action 16th July 1917, is buried in Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel.

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Subject

Williams, Robert

Date

5th July 1924

Date Created

05/07/1924

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Type

Official document

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Patricia Anne Pitts

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The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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