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Hubert Cracroft Williams

Lieutenant Hubert Cracroft Williams, age 23
2nd Battalion, Queen's Regiment (Royal West Surrey)
Died 18 October 1915

 Lieutenant 2nd Battalion Queen's Regt (Royal West Surrey) buried at Cambrin Churchyard Extension, France.  Awarded the Military Cross and mentioned in despatches. 


Born 12 June 1892 in Hastings.  Parents - Dr Arthur Henry Williams & Harriet Maria Rice. Harriet appears to have moved to Peewit Cottage, Lower St, Walton after her husband died in 1896. They were living there at the time of the 1901 census & Harriet appears to be still there at the time of the obituary but later moved to London.

He went to the Front early in October, 1914, and at the end of that month was severely wounded at Ypres. He was struck in the head by shrapnel, several pieces of which penetrated the skull, but he continued fighting for eight hours longer. For his gallantry on this occasion he was afterwards awarded the Military Cross. On recovery he was for some time Signalling Officer at Harwich, but returned to France attached to the 1st Battalion in October, 1915. While the Company, of which he was in Command, was engaged in work on a new trench in front of their old line Lieutenant Williams went forward to superintend the work and was accidentally shot and killed when returning to the trench.

Named on St Johns Memorial in Felixstowe, Felixstowe Seafront Memorial and Rugby School.

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Hubert Cracroft Williams

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The Queen's Regiment (Royal West Surrey)

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Military Medal

Grave at Cambrin Churchyard Extension

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Newspaper Obituaries

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