Victor Clarence Williams

First Name: 
Victor
Middle Name: 
Clarence
Last Name: 
Williams
Mother's Name: 
Esther Williams (nee Dusseldorf)
Father's Name: 
John Henry Williams
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, August 17, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
2nd Battalion
Company: 
G
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, May 28, 1915
Place of Death: 
At sea
Cause of Death: 
Wounds sustained in action
Details: 

Victor Williams (Service No 801) was born in Maitland, N.S.W. around 1892.  When he enlisted he was a single 21 year old labourer, living in Helensburgh, N.S.W.

Victor enlisted early in the war and embarked with Australia's first convoy, HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18th October 1914 with the 2nd Battalion, G Company. After training in Egypt he sailed for Gallipoli and landed on 25th April.

Victor survived the early fighting and was promoted to Lance Corporal on 7th May 1915.  On 19th May 1915 he was wounded  receiving a brain injury from a bullet wound to his face.

Victor was evacuated to HMTS Galeska for treatment but died at sea on the 28 May.  He was buried at sea and is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WILLIAMS V C

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