Service Number: 3973A

Rank: Lance Corporal

Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Battalion

Service: Australian Army

Conflict / Operation: First World War, 1914-1918

Conflict eligibility date:  First World War, 1914-1921

The official commencement and cut-off dates for inclusion in the Roll of Honour and the Commemorative Roll.

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Date of death: 3 May 1917

Place of death: France

Cause of death: Killed in action

Place of association: Orange, New South Wales, Australia

Cemetery or memorial details: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France

Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

Location on the Roll of Honour

Hector Edward Williams' name is located at 92 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).

Plan of Commemorative area showing which panel the name Hector Edward Williams' is located

Roll of Honour name projection

Hector Edward Williams' name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:

  • Sat 17 June, 2017 at 11:03 pm
  • Sun 30 July, 2017 at 1:00 am
  • Fri 15 September, 2017 at 9:58 pm
  • Sat 11 November, 2017 at 10:15 pm
  • Tue 16 January, 2018 at 3:20 am

These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.

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Personal Service Records

For information on the service records of those who served in the First World War please see Australian Service Records from World War I on the National Archives of Australia website.

War Graves

The Office of Australian War Graves has the location and other information about war graves and memorials. Search the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for details about First and Second World War graves.

Roll of Honour Certificate

Roll of honour certificates are available from the Orientation Gallery for $5.40 each.

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