Private David G Williams

10 Sep 1943

David Gethin Williams enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.

Private Williams attended parachute course 38 at RAF Ringway on 20 November 1942 to 12 January 1943 and was posted to 127 Parachute Field Ambulance, RAMC.

He later took part in the amphibious landings in Italy in September 1943, on board a mine layer, HMS Abdiel. Unfortunately, HMS Abdiel struck a mine in Taranto Harbour causing significant casualties and loss of life, including Pte Williams.

Pte Williams died at sea on 10 September 1943, aged 24.

He is commemorated on the Cassino Memorial.

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