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).
Arthur Williams papers
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- ReferenceGB 206 Liddle Collection EP 091
- Dates of Creation1904-1929
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 box; manuscript, photographs, press cuttings, and printed material. Includes certificates.
Scope and Content
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.
Access is unrestricted.
The papers were placed in the Collection by Mrs J.M. Tofield in June 1995.
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Egypt/Palestine catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm
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