Parents Albert John, a journeyman blacksmith, and Mary Jane (nee Ferris)
Siblings One of 7 children. One listed as died (1911 Census)
Henry, Beatrice, Annie, Alfred and William (1891 Census) Percy (1911 Census)
Twin of William
Union Street, Woodstock. Parish register
Family still live in Woodstock.
Brothers Percy and William are both listed on the Absent voters list 1918. Qualifying address Union Street.
Percy Williams 126917 R.A.M.C
William John Thomas 49392 O.B.L.I
None listed, but he was employed as a groom to one of the senior officers at the time of his death.
Regiment: Ist Garrison Ist/9th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Died 24th January 1917 aged 25 Home Front. Death not war related.
Commonwealth War Grave/Memorial Ryde Borough Cemetery Ref:OG.C.32
Total identified casualties 52
Ancestry, 'Photos credit of CWGC'. Commonwealth War Grave Commission, War Grave photograph "used with the permission of Geoff Allan, Memorials and Monuments of the Isle of Wight" with thanks to Ryde Social Heritage Group
Local collection, Woodstock (Parish magazine) Oxfordshire County Museum, Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock,
Local Historian Patricia Crutch.