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VC1113    John Henry Williams

Name   John Henry Williams    No.      

VC Issue No.   1113   Awards   VC   DCM    MM & Bar

Regiment   South Wales Borderers, 10th Battalion


Now   2nd battalion Royal Regiment of Wales. Disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won   Company Sergeant-Major

Rank End Of Career   Warrant Officer Class II

Place Of Birth   Nantyglo, Gwent, Wales

Place Of Death   St Woolo's Hospital, Newport, Gwent, Wales

Buried/Location Ashes   Ebbw Vale Cemetery, Waun-y-Pound Road, Gwent, Wales


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Section K, Row 4, Grave 14

Gazetted   14 December 1918

VC Presented  22 February 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Ebbw Vale Cemetery, Waun-y-Pound Road, Gwent, Wales

P  Memorial Stone, Nantyglo, Gwent, Wales

P  Memorial Plaque, Gwent Archives Building, Steelworks Road, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, Wales

P  Named on Wooden Panel, Havard Chapel, Brecon Cathedral, Powys, Wales

P  Victoria Cross Honours Board, South Wales Borderers Museum, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys

P  Army Reserve Centre, Abertillary, Gwent

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, Chapel Road, Nantyglo, Gwent

P  Brick Memorial, Villers Outreaux, France

By The Way…

Most decorated Welsh NCO of all time, and first man to be be decorated with four decorations by King George V on the same day

VC Held By

South Wales Borderers and Monmouthshire Regiment Museum of the Royal Regiment of Wales, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys, Wales



VC 1112 VC 1114
VC 1112
VC 1114

BORN   29 September 1886

DIED   7 March 1953   AGE   66

VC Won   7-8 October 1918    AGE    32

Place VC Won   Villers Outreaux, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War