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Captain Russell Williams[1]
Male 1892 - 1917


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  • Prefix  Captain 
    Birth  26 Feb 1892  Milverton, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Honoured  Russel Williams St., New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    named in honour of Russell Williams who died in WW1 
    Honoured  Russel Williams St., New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Russell Williams Street in New Hamburg named in his honour 
    Military  WW1 
    • Williams, Russell Lieutenant. Born February 26, 1892 at Milverton, Ontario. Methodist. Enlisted with the Red Cross of 111th Battalion in March 1916 and transferred to the Infantry with Commission as Lieutenant. He went overseas in August 1916 and was killed in action May 9, 1917. Somme. He won the Croix de Guerre. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel S. Williams of New Hamburg and previous to enlisting had been teaching in Galt1a

      1aWilliams, Russell: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 16 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2884924/data?n=3
    Williams, Russell Lieutenant.
    Williams, Russell Lieutenant.
    Born February 26, 1892 at Milverton, Ontario. Methodist. Enlisted with the Red Cross of 111th Battalion in March 1916 and transferred to the Infantry with Commission as Lieutenant. He went overseas in August 1916 and was killed in action May 9, 1917. Somme. He won the Croix de Guerre. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel S. Williams of New Hamburg and previous to enlisting had been teaching in Galt



    Williams, Russell: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 16 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2884924/data?n=3
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    WW1, Lieutenant, Red Cross / 111th Battalion / Infantry 
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    WW1, Service #730525 
    Misfortune  1917 
    Killed in WW1 
    Residence  Milverton, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Residence  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  Milverton, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number  00101-5684.4 
    Died  9 May 1917  Somme, , Centre, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried  Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi, , France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I109170  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  Daniel S. Williams,   b. 20 Jan 1859, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1922 
    Mother  Eva H. Sherk,   b. 23 Jun 1866, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1952 
    Married  24 Feb 1885  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1457  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • RUSSELL WILLIAMS Feb. 26, 1892- May 9, 1917

      Lieutenant, Nineteenth Battalion.

      Son of Daniel S. Williams; b. Milverton; ed. New Hamburg p.s. and H.s.; Teaching at Galt P.s. ; University College 1915-16; c.o.T.c.

      He enlisted in February 1916 in the 111th Battalion, in which he was promoted to Sergeant and then received his commission shortly before going overseas in August. He joined the 19th Battalion at the front in October. Two weeks before his death he was appointed Adjutant to his battalion. After going through the battle of Vimy Ridge he fell a month later, being instantly killed by a shell at Fresnoy in an attack on the enemy's trenches. Buried at Mont St. Eloy.1a

      1aUniversity of Toronto Roll of Service 1914-1918, University of Toronto Press 1921

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 245.

    2. [S307] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1901, New Hamburg (Village) e-2 Page 7.

    3. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.
      Name: Russell Williams Residence: New Hamburg, Ontario Birth Date: 26 Feb 1892 Birth Location: Milverton, Ontario Relative: Daniel S Williams Relationship: Father

    4. [S153] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Riverside New Hamburg CC#4564 Internet Link.
      [Front/East] Hier Ruhet In Gott/ John K. Becker/ Born/ In 1842/ Died/ Sept. 10, 1912/ At Rest Lieut. Russell Williams/ Feb. 26, 1892 - May 9, 1917/ Daniel S. Williams/ Jan. 20, 1859 - Oct. 27, 1933 [Veteran's Poppy]
      [Back/West] Mrs. Daniel S. Williams/ June 1866 - Sept. 1952/ Wellington Williams/ Jan. 1887-Jan. 1891/ Talma M. Williams/ Feb. 1898-June 1898 [Ontario Births B#025803/92, Russell, Son Of Daniel Wilhelm And Eva Sherk, Name Changed To Williams]

    5. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.

    6. [S2231] Military - Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 26 Feb 1892 - Milverton, Perth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHonoured - named in honour of Russell Williams who died in WW1 - - Russel Williams St., New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHonoured - Russell Williams Street in New Hamburg named in his honour - - Russel Williams St., New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Milverton, Perth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Milverton, Perth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 May 1917 - Somme, , Centre, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi, , France Link to Google Earth
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