WW1 Welsh Regiment / WW2 Monmouthshire Home Guard Officer’s Group of Three Medals & Ephemera.
This group was awarded to Lieutenant Alfred Williams who during the Great War served in the ranks of the both the Welsh Regiment and the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry and during WW2 served with the 6th (Tredegar) Bn Monmouthshire Home Guard as a Lieutenant. Comprising:British War Medal, Victory Medal, “59794 PTE A WILLIAMS WELSH R”, Defence Medal. Mounted for display. ... Accompanied by Military ID as Lieutenant 6th Mon Batt Home Guard. ... Named Home Guard Certificate of Service. ... Group photographs of D. Coy Home Guard. ... quantity of research etc.
Lieutenant Alfred Williams was born in 1890 in Cardiff, by the outbreak of the Great War he was working as a Railway Servant. He volunteered joining the Welsh Regiment and landed in France after January 1916. He is noted as serving with the KSLI with the regimental number 27594. His name appeared in the casualty list if the 18th June 1918 noted as wounded. At the outbreak of WW2 still living in his home town of Tredegar he volunteered for duty with the home Guard on the 28th May 1940. Originally serving with D Coy as a Sergeant he was later commissioned. He remained with the Home Guard until stand down on the 31st December 1944.