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Elsie E Williams
Service: Munitions worker, Not known / anhysbys
Notes: Elsie Williams claimed that she was sexually assaulted on a train by a foreman at the same munitions factory, and became pregnant. The Court at Swansea agreed that he was the father of her child.
Report proving paternity of Elsie Williams’s baby. Herald of Wales 22nd December 1917.
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
Gwerfyl R Williams
Place of birth: Bangor
Service: Masseuse, 1919 -
Notes: Gwerfyl Williams was appointed masseuse at the Ministry of Pensions outpatients clinic in Bangor in October 1919.
Report of Gwerfyl’s appointment as masseuse in Bangor. North Wales Chronicle 31st October 1919
Gwladys Perrie Williams (Morris)
Place of birth: Llanrwst
Service: Educationalist, administrator, WLA
Death: 1958/07/13, Cause not known
Notes: Born 1889 to Welsh speaking parents, Gwladys was the star pupil at Llanrwst County (one of only two members of the 6th Form there), and a graduate of University College Bangor. She was awarded a fellowship to study mediaeval French at the Sorbonne, Paris, and received a DLitt in 1915. Her edition of Le Bel Inconnu (1929) is still read. Back in Wales 1917 she was appointed WLA organising inspector in South Wales. Gwladys was admitted to Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion in 1918. She published ‘Welsh Education in Sunlight & Shadow’ (1919), comparing Welsh and French Intermediate education based on her own experiences. It includes a large number of Central Welsh Board examination papers from Junior Certificate to degree level. She married in 1918 [Sir] Rhys Hopkins Morris, first head of BBC Wales and MP for Carmarthen West, but kept her own name professionally. They met at Bangor University.
Report showing Gwladys Perrie Williams’s school achievements. The Weekly News 27th December 1907.
Place of birth: Llangammarch Wells
Death: August / 1918 / Awst, Llangammarch Wells, Influenza / y ffliw
Notes: Ida Williams was a graduate of University College, Aberystwyth. She taught at intermediate schools in Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Bargoed and finally London, where her health broke down about a year before her death. She seems to have been musical, and to have written for publications including Y Cymro.
Report of the death and funeral of Miss Ida Williams BA. Brecon County Times 8th August 1918.
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.