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CAPTAIN CHRISTOPHER MANNERS WILLIAMS
ROYAL ARTILLERY
CAPTAIN CHRISTOPHER MANNERS WILLIAMS
(G,
1899-1904) was
born on August 2nd, 1886-son of R. M. H. Williams Esq.,
J.P.,
of
Northenby, East Woodhay, Rants-and came to Winchester from
Aysgarth School: he won the Gold
~fedal
for gymnastics three years
running. He left in 1904 for the Central Technical College, London,
where he studied engineering: he was elected in 1908 a member of the
Institute of Civil Engineers and worked at Derby with Messrs.
Handysides.
ill-health prevented him from joining the Army until June 1916,
and he spent the intervening months at Luton engaged in the inspection
of fuses. In June 1916 he obtained a commission in the R.G.A. and
went to France in the following October as Adjutant to the 66th Brigade,
with which he served continuously till his death.
He fell at Guivry on March 24th, 1918, in the first days of the
German offensive, while directing the retreat of his men in circum–
stances of great difficulty, the enemy fol1owing hard upon them.
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