Contributed by: Mark Hurn, on 2008-11-11
|Year of Birth||1877|
|Year of Death||1917|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Cambridge, Cambridgeshire|
An astronomer, William worked as a junior assistant at the Cambridge Observatory from 1903-1913, then as senior Assistant from 1913-1917. He died on HMS Vanguard when the vessel exploded at anchor on 9 July 1917. He was serving as a Naval Instructor and his name is recorded on the Chatham Naval Memorial.
We at the Cambridge Observatory would be interested in hearing from relatives.