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Royal Navy Sto1
« on: Tuesday 20 November 18 23:16 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone help please, I am trying to find any information on K45497 James Williams STO1. Royal Navy,  He was born Blaneafon, Monmouthshire 1896, initially he enlisted in the 2 Mon Regiment but did not serve for long before being  discharged. sometime later he volunteered for the R.N.
I believe he was married and had a son born circa 1916. i am hoping their might be a mention of his first wife.
He emigrated to Australia in 1921 and remarried there.
Any information on him would be much appreciated. He was my Great Uncle.

many thanks

Ken Williams

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Re: Royal Navy Sto1
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 21 November 18 00:58 GMT (UK) »
Have you re-registered?  A lot of Williams Monmouthshire posts by kenandjulie
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Re: Royal Navy Sto1
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 21 November 18 08:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi Carole.

Yes!  I changed email address and found i could not access the site.

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Re: Royal Navy Sto1
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 21 November 18 11:44 GMT (UK) »
Can you confirm that this is a new query and hasn't been covered in your earlier incarnation?

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Re: Royal Navy Sto1
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 21 November 18 13:46 GMT (UK) »
Royal Navy records seldom contain any information on next of kin.

The record of K45497 shows a birthdate of 17 April 1892 (not 1896 per your query) and does mention previous army service.

There is an army record for James Williams (1179, 2nd Monmouthshire Regiment) born Blaenavon circa April 1893. He joined as a part timer in 1910 and was discharged in November 1915 after serving in France where he was wounded. Parents Thomas and Mary Jane of 2 Upper Brick Yard, Blaenavon. No mention of a spouse. In the 1911 census he is Jim Williams aged 16 so there is some mystery over his birth year. 
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Re: Royal Navy Sto1
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 21 November 18 17:23 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ken,

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Re: Royal Navy Sto1
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 21 November 18 20:44 GMT (UK) »
profiles now all merged  :)
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Re: Royal Navy Sto1
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 22 November 18 10:14 GMT (UK) »
His army overseas service was with 2 Monmouthshire from 5 Nov 1914 to 15 Mar 1915.  The war diary for that period is at:
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7352173
Although he was wounded in Feb 1915, his discharge was at termination of his engagement.  He had signed for 4 years in 1910 with caveats that he would be embodied if war broke out and that he would have to serve an extra year.  Both came into effect!  Conscription had not yet started so he was completely free to leave.
https://www.naval-history.net/Index0-1914.ht wil be helpful in finding out about the vessels he served on in the RN.


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