Cyril Boxwell Williams (1917-1919)

Recently we received the following email message from Phil Williams in Australia:


“In this the centenary year I thought that it may be of interest to you that my uncle Cyril Williams (17-19) was the number two cadet when the College first opened.


My uncle was the youngest of four brothers. His three older siblings went to Highgate School.


He entered the Merchant Navy and, after some years at sea, spent most of his life in New Zealand. He spent some time at New Plymouth where he was a harbour pilot and, during the Second World War, he lived at Rawene on Hokianga Harbour in the far north of the country where he ran a ferry service.


Subsequently he owned a shoe shop there and from the mid-1950s moved to Whangarei on the east coast of New Zealand where he worked as a ship’s chandler. He died circa 1980.”


[Ed Note: CB Williams was “lost” for many years. Notice of his death has never appeared in a Pangbourne publication until now]