Williams, Christopher Manners

The only son of Robert Manners Howard Williams of Northenby, East Woodhay and Amy Williams (daughter of the Hon. Amias Charles Orde-Powlett of Thorney Hall, Leyburn, Yorkshire). He came to Winchester from Aysgarth School. He won the Gold Medal for gynmastics three years running. He left in 1904 for the Central Technical College, London where he studied engineering, and was later elected a member of the Institute of Civil Engineers and worked in 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 Royal Garrison Artillery and went to France the following October as Adjutant to the 66th Brigade, with which he served continuously until his death. He fell at Guivry on 24th March 1918, in the first days of the final German offensive, while directing the retreat of his men in circumstances of great difficulty, with the enemy following hard upon them.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Williams
  • Forenames or initials: Christopher Manners
  • House: G
  • Years in School: 1899-1904
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Date of Birth: 2nd August 1886
  • Date of Death: 24th March 1918
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer B5
  • Decoration: NA