From Hoole History and Heritage Society

WILLIAMS, John George

Regiment: Army Service Corps

Rank: Private

Number: MS/310

Died: 17 April 1918

Aged: 37

Buried/ Memorial: Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, France

Address: 21 Ermine Road, Hoole

Chester Chronicle 4 May 1918


We regret to learn that Pte. J.G. Williams, Army Service Corps, was killed in action on 17th April. Pte. Williams lived at 21, Ermine Road, Chester. He worked at Messrs. Williams, the Kaleyards, and was a well known footballer, having played for Chester Rovers, Newton Rangers and the Castle Garrison teams. Much sympathy will be felt for his widow and six children. Letters from his Major and comrades testify to the high esteem in which Pte. Williams was held in his regiment.”

The 1911 Census shows John as a 30-year-old leaded light glassmaker living at 75 Francis Street with wife Margaret, daughters Margaret, Violet, Elena and Rose along with brother in law Samuel.