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VC602   William Charles Williams

BORN   15 September 1880

DIED   25 April 1915   AGE   34

VC Won    25 April 1915   AGE   34

Place VC Won   V Beach, Seddul Bahr, Gallipoli, Turkey

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   William Charles Williams   No.  O.N. 186774 (R.F.R. B. 3766)  POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   602   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won   Able Seaman

Rank End Of Career   Able Seaman

Place Of Birth   Stanton Lacy, Shropshire, England

Place Of Death   V Beach, Sedd-el-Bahr, Gallipoli, Turkey

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Turkey


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   16 August 1915

VC Presented   16 November 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his father, William Williams


P  Named on Portsmouth Naval Memorial (panel 8, column 1), Clarence Esplanade, Hampshire

P  Williams Close, Rowner, Hampshire

P  Plaque & 'U' Boat gun, Beaufort Square & named on Chepstow War Memorial, Gwent, Wales

P  Plaque on War Memorial, Stanton Lacy, Shropshire

P  Named on War Memorial at The Priory and Parish Church of St Mary, Chepstow, Gwent, Wales

By The Way…

Having been seriously wounded during his VC action, he was killed by a shell that exploded nearby as he was being carried to safety

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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The First World War