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Gwenllian (Gwendoline) Williams
Place of birth: Kidwelly
Service: Munitions worker
Death: 1919-01-08, Explosion/Ffrwydrad
Notes: aged 21. Evidence showed that the explosion occurred when Gwenllian Williams was drilling out a screw from a shell. Eleanor Thomas was carrying in a shell at the time of the explosion.'
Sources: http://newspapers.library.wales/search?query=gwenllian&page=14; The Carmarthen Journal and South Wales Weekly Advertiser
Place of birth: Llanberis ?
Service: Nurse, VAD, June 1916 – January 1919 / M
Death: 1919/1/31, Le Havre, Pneumonia / Niwmonia
Memorial: War Memorial, Llanberis, Caernarvonshire
Notes: Jennie Williams came from a comfortably-off family, and joined the VAD in June 1915. She left for France in October 1916, and died of pneumonia following influenza in January 1919, aged 45. She is buried in Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre.
Letter to the Women’s Work Subcommittee, Imperials War Museum, regarding a photograph of Jennie Williams.
Grave Registration form
Graves Registration Report Form including details of Jennie Williams. Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre
Place of birth: Cwmpark ?
Death: October / Hydref 191, Chichester, Pneumonia following influenza / Niwmonia yn dilyn y ffliw
Notes: Nothing is known of Maggie Williams at present, apart from the press cutting below.
Place of birth: Holyhead
Service: Stewardess, 1914 - d
Death: 1916-11-03, SS Connemara, Drowning / Boddi
Memorial: War memorial, Holyhead, Anglesey
Notes: aged 32. SS Connemara sank in a collision with the coal carrier Retriever. MW is said to have been on her last shift before her marriage. Her body was never recovered.
Place of birth: Llanharry ?
Memorial: Penuel Chapel , Llanharry, Glamorgan
Notes: Nothing is known of Nurse Maud Williams , whose name appears on the Roll of Honour in Penuel Chapel, Llanharry
Miss Williams (Mrs Fisher)
Place of birth: Abertillery
Notes: Miss Williams, also referred to in press reports as Mrs Fisher, sat at the base of the Abertillery War Memorial during its dedication on 1st December 1926. She was wearing the medals of her three soldier brothers who had been killed in France.
Sources: Angela Gaffney Aftermath: remembering the Great War in Wales University of Wales Press 1998; http://www.britishpathe.com/video/lord-allenby-unveils-abertillery-war-memorial/query/monuments
Abertillery War Memorial
Miss Williams at the dedication of Abertillery War Memorial, 1st December 1926.
Pollie (Mary) Williams (née Evans)
Place of birth: Holyhead
Service: Nurse, VAD, 1914/10/21 – August 1918
Notes: Pollie was one of the younger sisters of Katie (Catherine) Evans VAD [qv] who died 16th October 1914. Pollie joined the VAD the day after her sister’s funeral. In August 1918 she married Hugh Williams.
Letter from Pollie Evans to Agnes Conway of the Women’s Work Sub Committee about Katie’s photograph.rnrn
Place of birth: Wern Farm Pengenfford, Breconshire
Service: Munitions Inspector
Notes: Rose Williams was a ‘lady inspector’ of munitions. She came first in an examination for inspectors in July 1917.
Report of Rose Williams success in munitions inspection examination, Brecon & Radnor Express 12 July 1917
Place of birth: Wrexham
Death: 1916/03/09, Moss, Wrexham, Explosion / Ffrwydrad
Memorial: Holy Trinity Church, Gwersyllt, Wrexham, Denbighshire
Notes: Violet, aged seven, died when a souvenir shell brought home by her uncle exploded, killing or fatally injuring her and her three cousins. Her uncle Private John Bagnall was seriously injured as well as her aunts Mary Bagnall and Sarah Roberts. The children were buried in two graves in Holy Trinity Churchyard, Gwersyllt, where a memorial to the four girls was dedicated in March 2016.
Report of the shell explosion that killed four girls and injured three adults, North Wales Chronicle 10th March 1916.
Memorial to Sarah Bagnall, Ethel Roberts, Mary Roberts and Violet Williams at Holy Trinity Churchyard, Gwersyllt, dedicated March 2016.
Mary Anne Eliza Young
Place of birth: Cardiff
Service: Nurse, VAD
Death: 1919-02-13, 57th General Hospital, Cause not known
Memorial: City Hall Memorial; War Grave Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Notes: aged 35, a former teacher at Lansdowne Rd County School, Cardiff/Caerdydd. Buried at Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles.
Roll of Honour, Cardiff City Hall
Name of Mary Ann Eliza Young, VAD. on the Roll of Honour, City Hall, Cardiff.
Mary Ann Eliza Young
Mary Ann’s photograph was collected by the Women’s Subcommittee of the Imperial War museum as part of its collection of women who died during the War.
Letter from JR Young
Letter from JR Young, Mary’s father. Part of 'Deaths: Nurses Deaths to 1920' (museum's administrative records) 1919-04-08