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Name: WILLIAMS, Ralph Champneys, Sir

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Birth Date: 9 Mar 1848 Anglesey

Death Date: 22 June 1927 London

First Date: 1914

Profession: Explorer, Colonial governor

Area: Nairobi

Married: In Paddington 4 Mar 1875 Jessie Dean b. 1848 Islington, London, d. 13 Jan 1917

Children: Geoffrey Champneys Howard (17 Jan 1876 Paddington-8 Nov 1951 Naro Moru)

Author: How I Became a Governor, 1913

Book Reference: Leader14, Web, Chandler, Who's Who

School: King's School Chester, Rossall College

General Information:

Web - He travelled to Australia, where he worked as a shopkeeper and overseer, Patagonia, and Central Africa before joining the Colonial Service in 1884. He was first posted to Bechuanaland and later to Pretoria, South Africa. He served in Gibraltar and Barbados before returning to Bechuanaland during the Boer War. Williams was governor of the Windward Islands prior to his appointment as Governor of Newfoundland in 1909. ……… Williams' term ended in 1913 when he retired from the colonial service. …. He died in London on June 22 1927.
Who's Who - president of 2nd line of defence for war in E Africa 1914

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