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Williams, William George (Billy) (1886–1914)

from Preston Leader

William G. V. [George Vincent] Williams, A.U., was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve, and was just completing his fifth year of service. He was 28 years of age, and was a resident of Beaver's road, Northcote, and a member of the Richmond Rifle Club. Throughout the district he was well known and extremely popular, and was a prominent member of the Orange lodge, No. 92, and P.A.F.S., No. 1. Mrs. Robinson, when seen on Sunday, was completely prostrated by the telegram which had reached her containing the news of the death of her only son. He had only a week to go to complete his full term of service in the reserve when he received orders to hold himself in readiness to go on service. The following day he received orders. He was a lad enthusiastic in the cause of duty, and he probably met his death in his anxiety to get to the German wireless station to demolish the apparatus. According to information supplied to Mrs. Robinson, the men had been landed, and were proceeding inland to the wireless station, a distance of five miles. Bush fighting took place over four miles of country. On Sunday morning the following telegram was forwarded to her: "We regret to say that the rear-admiral commanding reports that your son has been killed in operations against the German islands. The Minister of Defence and Naval Board offer their deepest sympathy." Deceased was a brother of Mrs. Anthosen. The deepest sympathy is felt for Mrs. Robinson in her great loss.

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'Williams, William George (Billy) (1886–1914)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/williams-william-george-billy-17327/text29075, accessed 5 August 2021.

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