Williams, John (No. 6981913)

Williams, John (Jack)

Corporal

No. 6981913, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in action on Wednesday 17 May 1944 (aged 30)

Buried:

Cassino War Cemetery, Italy (Grave XI. A. 7)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

BIOGRAPHY

The death of Corporal John Williams was reported in the 3 June 1944 edition of the Newtownards Chronicle.  John Williams was a son of William and Alice Williams of Derbyshire and he was the husband of Annie Williams (nee Rogan) of 74 Balfour Street, Newtownards.

John Williams and Annie Rogan, who was a daughter of Hugh Rogan, were married on 31 May 1943.

During the Second World War Corporal John Williams (No. 6981913) served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and he was 30 when he was killed in action on 17 May 1944 during fierce fighting at Cassino in Italy.

Cassino was finally taken on 18 May 1944 – the day after Corporal John Williams was killed.

Corporal John Williams (No. 6981913) was buried in Cassino War Cemetery and there is an inscription on his CWGC headstone:

IN NEVER-FADING MEMORY OF

MY DARLING HUSBAND JACK

YOUR LOVING WIFE ANNIE