David Williams

First Name: 
David
Last Name: 
Williams
Mother's Name: 
Catherine Williams
Father's Name: 
Thomas Williams
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, April 5, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
17th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, May 3, 1917
Place of Death: 
Bullecourt, France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

David Williams (Service No 5666) was born in Betws-y-Coed, Wales around 1877.

At enlistment David was single, 39 years old, and worked as a miner at Scarborough, N.S.W.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A14 Euripides with 17th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement on 9th September 1916.  He arrived in England on 26th October 1916 and joined A Company, 17th Battalion in France on 24th January 1917.

David was initially listed as missing in action, then later declared as having been killed in action at Bullecourt, on 3rd May 1917, most likely when a shell exploded.

There is no known grave for David.

His service and sacrifice is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, France.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WILLIAMS D

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