Corporal Thomas Williams

Corporal Thomas Pilling Williams, 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment attd. 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. He was killed in action in France, aged 26, on the 9th September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He had been born in Wrexham and was the son of Frederick and Francis Williams of 31 Bradley Road, Wrexham. It is assumed he was working on one of the Caddonfoot Estates when he enlisted in Galashiels on the 2nd September 1914 in the 3rd ( King’s Own ) Hussars. He was posted to the Middlesex Regiment and went to France with the 11th Battalion in June 1915. At some point he was transferred to the 2nd Battalion and then attached to the Royal Sussex. He is buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. The photos show Allied troops on the Somme and the colour image shows a peaceful Somme landscape today with ” no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

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