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Born of a Cornishman, who spent ten years as a prisoner of war in France and was eventually pardoned by Napoleon himself. Mr H. W. Williams however had a somewhat more comfortable life.
He started out as a booking clerk for the London and South Western Railway Company and ended up as the City Superintendent.
1879 he became an assistant general manager for the London and St. Katherine Docks.