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Parents: John, a Stone Mason, age 54 and Sarah Williams, age 36, Married: 16 years, 8 children born alive and 7 still living. Daughter: Rachel Ann, at School, age 3. Sons: David John, a Collier Haulier underground, single, age 20, Ernest, a Collier Haulier underground, single, age 19, Emlyn, a Collier Labourer underground, single, age 17, William Price, a Collier Tramer underground, age 14, Thomas Glanffwd, at School, age 8 and Ivor, at School, age 6. John was born in Cilferrau, Pembroke and the rest of the family was born in Gendros, Swansea, Glamorgan.  The family spoke both Welsh and English, except Rachel Ann who only spoke Welsh.  They lived at Gendros, Swansea.1

Emlyn Williams, born Swansea, enlisted at Swansea, Joined King’s Royal Rifle Corps. 12th Battalion at a Rifleman, Service Number R13499. Killed in Action 9th January 1916.2

Emlyn Williams, Stepson of Sarah Williams, of 1, Williams Cottage, Gendros, Fforest-fach, Swansea. Died age 23, Grave Reference, I. D. 24. At Rue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, France.3

“Private Aaron Williams, Mile End, has written home conveying the sad news that Private Ernest Williams, of the Swansea Battalion, has fallen in action. A short time ago his brother Private Emlyn Williams, King’s Royal Rifles, fell in action. They are sons of Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, Gendros.  A third son, Private David Williams, is also with the Swansea Battalion.”4

Medals: Victory, British & Star.5

1 1911 Wales Census
2 UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
3 Commonwealth War Graves Commission
4 Cambrian Daily Leader 25.03.1916
5 British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920