Fred Lindsay (also Linzy) Williams was born on 14 August 1892 in Heiskell, Tennessee, son of George W. Williams.

Fred Williams became a member of the U.S. Army on September 21, 1917. First assigned to Company D, 316th Machine Gun Battalion. Later transferred to Company B, 15th Machine Gun Battalion. He was in training at the following camps: Camp Gordon, GA, Camp Jackson, SC, and Fort Oglethorpe, GA. Embarked for France on April 13, 1918. Corporal Williams was killed in action near St. Quentin October 14.

He died at the age of 25 and is interred at C,7,29 Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France.

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