Albert Wynn Williams

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

Date of Birth: 1870

Place Of Birth: Bangor, Gwynedd

Date of Death: 19/7/1917

Location died: A W Williams died on board the SS Eloby, which was torpedoed by a German submarine.

Gender: Male

Where buried: Tower Hill Memorial

  • Date of birth - 1870

    Where? - Bangor, Gwynedd

  • Date Enlisted - N/A

    Where? - N/A

    Age - N/A

    As - Unknown

  • Battles

  • Date of the battle - 28/7/1914

    Where? - First World War

  • Ranks

  • Rank Date - N/A

    Rank - As Second Engineer

    Service - British Army

    As - Mercantile Marine

    Service number - N/A

  • Awarded medal

  • Award date - N/A

    Was awarded - Type : Mercantile Marine War Medal

  • Date of Death - 19/7/1917

    Where? - A W Williams died on board the SS Eloby, which was torpedoed by a German submarine.


Family


  • Father - David Wynn Williams
  • Mother - Emily Williams
  • Spouse - Mary Ellen Williams


School(s) attended


  • Garth National School


Address


  • 7 York Road, Seacombe, Cheshire


Additional Information


A W Williams served on the SS Eloby which transported troops, equipment and supplies between Britain and France and Britain and Egypt for three years during the First World War. On the 26th of June 1916, it escaped being hit by a torpedo in the Mediterranean Sea. However, in July 1917 it was carrying explosives to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by a German submarine and subsequently exploded and sank. Unfortunately, A W Williams lost his life alongside 155 other troops and crew members.


Occupation prior to the war


  • Shipbuilder at Cammell Laird
  • Worked on the shipping line at Lamport & Holt
  • Worked at the Elder Dempster shipping company