Richard Garnons Williams
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World War One rugby roll of honour: Richard G Williams

There were 13 Welsh rugby internationals who lost their lives in World War One. But who were they?

Richard Garnons Williams was born 1856 in Llowes, Radnorshire. He was killed in action in the Battle of Loos on 27 September 1915 aged 59, one of the oldest to die on the Western Front.

He had been a retired Army officer when he rejoined at the outbreak of the war and died leading the 12th Royal Fusiliers.

Garnons Williams only won one cap - and it was notably in the first Wales international against England.

Rugby historian Gwyn Prescott talks about his career and war service.

  • 14 Aug 2014
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