WILLIAMS, Albert

Rank: 
Fusilier
Unit / Base: 
3 Commando
Police Service: 
Lancashire Constabulary
Regiment/Corps: 
Lancashire Fusiliers
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14309591
Born: 
Monday, March 13, 1916
Died : 
Saturday, October 2, 1943
Died (between): 
Tuesday, October 5, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
27
Fusilier Albert Williams died during operations at Termoli, Italy. Son of Thomas Hugh and Elizabeth Williams; husband of May Williams (nee Hyde), of Prescot, Lancashire.
Albert was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos.
  • 15.09.1939 joined Lancashire Constabulary as Police Constable 2419 attending Stanley Grange Police Training School.
  • 15.10.1942 commenced military service assigned to Lancashire Fusiliers and then commando training - 3rd Police Intake.
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/68.
The 1939 Register covering Preston, Lancs.
Tony Moore, FRHistS, former Chief Supt. Met. Police.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 
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