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Remembered Today:

William Osborne Williams.


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3 minutes ago, roselyn2 said:

I’ve found my notes.

Go on - please tell us.

Did he?

:-) M

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1 hour ago, Aneurin said:

No-one of that name played rugby union for Wales at senior level.

 

There was a William Edward Osborne Williams who did, but he was born in 1866.

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8 hours ago, IPT said:

 

There was a William Edward Osborne Williams who did, but he was born in 1866.

William Edward Williams (1866-1945) won 5 caps for Wales 1887-1890. He captained Cardiff in 1890-1. He seems to have adopted 'Osborne' as a third forename. In many match reports he is referred to as "W E O Williams". He can be seen in five Cardiff RFC team photographs (1886-7 to 1890-1) on the Cardiff Rugby Museum website https://cardiffrugbymuseum.org/ 

 

Did he go on active service with the Welsh Horse?

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The Pension Card on Fold3 shows them to be two different men. The Welsh Horse man was born 1882, the Welsh Rugby player was born 1866

 

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