Soldiers – Williams, Bernard, Jack & George – “Army Life is Great” (pictures)

May 1940

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 Territorial´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.

 

 

7 thoughts on “Soldiers – Williams, Bernard, Jack & George – “Army Life is Great” (pictures)

  1. Judith

    I was randomly searching google and typed in my Dad’s name with links to Conisborough and was so pleasantly surprised to come across the reference to the above George Williams brother to Bernard and Jack. I am so flabbergasted and delighted to read the article. Thank you – I do have a picture of George that possibly could be placed on your page?

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    1. james Post author

      Hi Judith

      Apologies for delay – I will be showing – I am just waiting for a notice board so I can let peoplw know when I add articles or photos

      regards

      Jim

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      1. Judith Sweetland

        I am sending this photo that I promised nearly a couple of years ago now. I’ve also come across an amazing account of my father’s life in Yorkshire, around 1922-1939-1975 in the Kilnhurst, Conisborough, Conanby areas which when I’m able I will share with you for your articles. Times were harsh around his childhood and his poor mother suffered much hard work and looked after four children!
        Firstly I’ll attach the photo of my Dad George Williams via a separate email.

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        1. james Post author

          Hi Judith

          Please let me have the article when you are ready.

          I am planning to do a feature of a number of articles, yours included, when we reach 10,000 as a thank you to people who have supported and participated.

          I will let you know

          regards

          Jim

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