William Rees was the only son of William and Esther Rees, of 6, Nursery Terrace, Sirhowy, Tredegar. He was a private in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. `his service number is 88803. William Rees died on 4th November 1918 aged 21. His body is buried in Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay, France.
This cemetery was made by the 23rd Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery, on 26 and 27 October 1918. It contained originally 111 graves, mainly of officers and men of the 38th (Welsh) and 33rd Divisions, and the 6th Dorsets, but after the Armistice it was increased when graves were brought in from the battlefields west, north and east of Montay.