William, known as Willie, was born in 1895 to Evan, a grocer, and Mary, nee Price. Following his father's death in about 1899, Willie lived with his mother and grandfather, William Price, a cartwright, in 13, High Street, Talgarth. By 1911 they are living with Mary's younger sister Sarah, now a grocer in High Street Talgarth. Willie went to Talgarth Council School and then attended Brecon County School from 1907 to 1913. On leaving school he became a bank clerk in Abergavenny, where he was living when he enlisted in Brecon.
Willie joined the Bankers Battalion, the 22nd Battalion, City of London Regiment, Royal Fusiliers. He was wounded in France on February 18th, 1917, and died the next day in a field hospital.
Private William Francis David Williams
Royal Fusiliers, 22nd Btn., (London), service no. 49820