Dedicated to the memory of:


Kevin Joseph Williams 

HMS Sheffield

Kevin, from Gosport in Hampshire was born on 15th March 1962.

He sailed aboard HMS Sheffield from Portsmouth on November 19th, 1981 for a patrol in the Arabian Gulf. After taking part in a major Mediterranean exercise, and four days before her planned return to Portsmouth, the ship was diverted to the South Atlantic on April 2nd, 1982, within hours of the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands. While on forward radar picket duty about 70 miles south and east of Stanley, on Sunday May 4th, the Type 42 destroyer was struck amidships by an Exocet missile fired from Argentine Naval Super Etendard aircraft. The missile’s warhead failed to explode, but the resulting fires quickly spread, and the ship had to be abandoned.

Kevin was among 20 who died in the attack. Only the body of Petty Officer David Briggs DSM was recovered; the rest lie in the ship, now a registered war grave at the position 53-04’S 56-56’W, where she sank on May 9th, whilst under tow.

When you look upon the above pictures look beyond what you see, do not just see a sailor who fought and died in a war, but a man that lived, was loved, is still loved and will always be loved. 
This sailor had a life, a wife. 
This man’s dream was to join the navy, to have a family. 
This man of 21 years old was scared, he gave his life for freedom. 
This man was my husband who brought joy and love into my life. 
This man, Kevin Joseph Williams, a gift from heaven who we will never forget.
Sandra Williams – wife of Kevin Williams who died on HMS Sheffield, 4th May 1982 for the freedom of the Falkland Islands.

A beautiful young man who came into our family with much love and care. You called us mum and dad and that gave us much happiness. For to us you were our son and you loved us as we loved you. 
We shall always remember you Kevin for your loving ways and your lovely Welsh accent. 
We have been without you in our lives for a long time but you are always here with us in our hearts. 
Our dear son, Kevin xxxx

Hazel Scott – Mother-in-law of Kevin Williams

Family and friends are encouraged to contribute.

We will add information to this memorial as we receive it.

If you have a photo, an anecdote, or simply to say you remember him, we will be very pleased to hear from you, so please contact the sama office at 

In 2022, as part of the 40th Anniversary commemorations, geographical features were identified and named after the fallen of 1982.   WILLIAMS ISLET is a small tussac islet on the north side of the channel into Shallow Harbour, at Lively Island East Falkland.

It is in position
51° 58′ 58.50″ S, 058° 28′ 49.37″ W