Michael was born in 1891 in the Parish of St John the Evangelist, Brecon. He was the son of Michael and Mary Fury. The family lived in The Struet, Brecon and his father Michael was a tinsmith. They also ran a lodging house next door. His mother died in 1895 and his father remarried to Emily in 1901. Michael was 10 living at 17, Mill Street, Brecon with his father and stepmother and one sister. His father died in 1902. Michael enlisted in Merthyr Tydfil into the 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers as a private. He is 19 and single on the 1911 Census in the Barracks, at Fort Pitt Hospital, Rochester, Kent with other soldiers from the South Wales Borderers (SWB). The 2nd Battalion SWB were in China in 1914 and involved in operations against the German Territory of Tsingtao. They left in December 1914, embarking at Hong Kong to travel to Plymouth. On arrival in January 1915 they came under the 29th Division and moved to Rugby. In March 1915 they left from Avonmouth for Gallipoli, via Malta to Alexandria before moving to Mudros and then landing at Cape Helles in April 1915. Michael died at Gallipoli on 11th July 1915. At the time he was a lance corporal. Michael is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Davies Garnons Williams
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) 12th Battalion
Killed in action at the Battle of Loos September 12th, 1915
Buried: Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord, France
Lance Corporal Michael Fury
South Wales Borderers 2nd Battalion, service no. 10458
Died at Gallipoli on July 11th 1915, aged 24
Remembered on Helles Memorial, Turkey.
By the time he is 35 he is married, with one child, and living in Chelsea as a captain in the same regiment. He retired from the army in 1892 though he continued to serve in a voluntary capacity until 1906. In 1901 his wife and two daughters are recorded at Ty Mawr, Llanfrynach but on the date of the census, Richard is at his brother-in-law's address in Kensington, showing as an ex-army Captain. Ten years later, the family are living in Waunderwen, Hay.
Richard was privately educated at Wimbledon School in Surrey, before graduating to Magdalen College, Oxford, later switching to Trinity
Richard was born in 1856 in Llowes, the second child of the Reverend Garnons Williams of Abercamlais, but soon moved to St John's Mount in Brecon where his father was vicar. By 1871 he is back at Llowes as a scholar, but by 1876 he has left home and has become a lieutenant in the 7th Royal Fusiliers, and in 1881 is living at Hounslow Barracks.