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Life Guards Instructor of Musketry medal group


Born St Stephens, Cornwall 1880.

Squadron Corporal Major Instructor of Musketry.


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Alfred John WIlliams, born 1880 in St Stephens, Cornwall, attested into the Royal Artillery (at Bodmin) January 1899. He served in the Anglo-Boer war and was awarded the Queen’s South Africa Medal with Cape Colony clasp as confirmed on the medal roll for G Battery, Royal Horse Artillery.

He was injured by horse kicking in South Africa in 1899 and was subject to an investigation – copy of the inquiry attached.

Williams transferred to the 1st Life Guards January 1906. Qualified at the School of Musketry 14th October 1910.

He entered France with the 1st Life Guards 15th August 1914.

Corporal-Major Williams was later injured in a Madsen Gun Trial at Tidworth on the Ranges June 1918. He lost a finger and suffered deafness due to a fault with the gun. Copy papers of the Court of Inquiry July 1918 at Tidworth accompany this group.

Medals – Queen’s South Africa Medal with Cape Colony clasp (32506 GNR. A. J. WILLIAMS. G. BTY. R.H.A.), 1914 Star (2367 CPL. Of H. A. J. WILLIAMS.  1 / LIFE GDS.), BWM  & Victory Medals (2367 C. Of H. A. J. WILLIAMS.  1 / LIFE GDS.), Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (2367 SQ. CPL. MJR. I. M. A.J. WILLIAMS. 1 / L.GDS. )

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