Mexborough & Swinton Times May 18, 1940
“Army Life is Great”
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Williams, of 8, Prior Road Conisborough have three sons serving with the Forces.
They are Gunner Bernard Williams of Athelstane Road, Conisborough, aged 27, who is with an anti-aircraft battery in Wales; Gunner Jack Williams, their 21 years old second son, who is with an anti-aircraft battery in the North-East; and their 17 years old youngest son, Gunner George Williams, who is in Scotland.
Mr. Williams himself served right through the Great War, was wounded and is in receipt of a pension in respect of his injuries. All three sons were in the TerritorialÂ´s and were called up on the outbreak of hostilities.
Jack worked at Yorkshire Main colliery, Edlington, and Bernard and George at Cadeby pit. Bernard as a surface worker.
We publish pictures of Jack and Bernard, but George, who has the “Times” sent to him every week, writes home “That we cannot have our photographs taken out here”, but he thinks “this Army life is great”. Jack receives the “Times” from his grandmother, Mrs. Haywood, of Kilnhurst.