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William Charles Williams
Birth: Sep. 15, 1880
Death: Apr. 25, 1915

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Stanton Lacy, England, he served as a Able Seaman in the British Royal Navy. During the landing on V Beach Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey, Able Seaman Williams with three other men was assisting an officer from their ship the HMS River Clyde at the work of securing the lighters. He held on to a rope for over an hour, standing chest deep in the sea, under continuous enemy fire. He was eventually dangerously wounded and later killed by a shell fire before he could be rescued. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross which King George presented to Williams' father in 1916. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Portsmouth
Portsmouth Unitary Authority
Hampshire, England
Plot: No known grave; name is listed at Number 8.
 
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Record added: Mar 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10697484
William Charles Williams
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
William Charles Williams
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