Arthur Williams papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence, notes and press cuttings relating to Williams family history, and in particular to the service of John Williams who served on HMS Victory under Nelson at Trafalgar (March 1910, nd); Photograph album (1917); Trench Standing Orders (nd); Sympathy card (December 1929); 30 photographs (1913-1917, nd); Memorial plaque with certificate (nd); Field Service Pocket Book (1916); 10 manuscript letters, with summary notes, from A.J. Williams to Nancy Curtis (5 January-25 December 1914); 13 manuscript letters, with summary notes, from A.J. Williams to Nancy Curtis (4 May-26 October 1915); 3 manuscript letters, with summary notes (24 January-9 February 1917); 2 manuscript letters from colleagues to Mrs Nancy Williams (ne Curtis) relating to her husband's death (4 November 1917, 13 July 1918); 2 manuscript letters from 'Tudor' to Mrs Nancy Williams (ne Curtis) relating to her husband's death (16 November 1917, 28 December 1917); Manuscript letter to Mrs Nancy Williams (ne Curtis) from her brother relating to her husband's death (2 December 1917); Manuscript letter from Private C.T. Lewis to Mrs Nancy Williams (ne Curtis) relating to her husband's death (9 February 1918); Framed certificate (nd); Press cuttings relating to Colwyn Bay and to A.J. Williams' marriage and death (1904, 1916, 1917); Imperial War Graves Commission order form (16 May 1924); Special Officers' Roll of Honour issue of The Court Journal (21 December 1917).

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Jones Williams was a 2nd Lieutenant, 1st/4th Battalion, Welsh Regiment, serving in Egypt/Palestine, May-November 1917. He was killed in action, 3 November 1917, and buried at Beersheba. He had previously been a solicitor, living in Sheffield.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Mrs J.M. Tofield in June 1995.

Note

In English.

Other Finding Aids

Egypt/Palestine catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm

Alternative Form Available

Microfilmed.