William John Walford

Edited by : JessicaBirchall Cymru dros Heddwch/Wales for Peace 21/03/2017

Date of Death: 26/11/1917

Location died: At a hospital in Tooting, London

Gender: Male

Where buried: Bangor (Glanadda) Cemetery

  • Date of birth - N/A

    Where? - N/A

  • Date Enlisted - 11/12/1915

    Where? - N/A

    Age - 29

    As - Unknown

  • Battles

  • Date of the battle - 28/7/1914

    Where? - First World War

  • Ranks

  • Rank Date - N/A

    Rank - As Gunner

    Service - British Army

    As - Royal Artillery

    Service number - 113029

  • Date of Death - 26/11/1917

    Where? - At a hospital in Tooting, London


  • Father - Mr Walford
  • Mother - Mrs Walford
  • Spouse - Mrs Walford
  • Son - Alwyn Walford


  • 208 Caernarfon Road, Bangor, Gwynedd

Language(s) spoken

  • Welsh

Additional Information

W J Walford had a talent for recitation in Welsh and he won a prize for recitation at the 1915 National Eisteddfod, which was held in Bangor. Had the war not intervened William would probably have gone on to be a significant figure in Welsh culture. Walford was poisoned by gas during a chemical warfare attack on the Front Line and was discharged from the British Army for medical reasons. However, Walford died in hospital in Tooting, London and his body was buried at Glanadda Cemetery.