W. Roderick Williams

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W. Roderick Williams, Striker. Born 4th April 1897. He joined the FR as boy smith 29th January 1913. Left the FR as a striker on 21st August 1917. Served with Royal Welsh Fusiliers No. 69877 and then the Machine Gun Corps No. 175020. In January 1919 he turned down the offer of an FR job to help his mother run Minffordd Post Office.[1]

W. Roderick Williams is possibly the person in the photo known as Boyd26H. (click here to see) This photo is labelled "A Group taken in the Works Yard before the First War". It is believed to be around 1913. It is not all staff from the yard at that time. There was a list attached to the original which declares who the people are. This person is believed to be in the fourth row from the back and the fourth person from the left handside.


  1. ^ Alexander, J(2017) Ffestiniog Railway Heritage Group Journal No. 131 Autumn 2017, Festiniog Railway - Military Matters, page 29.