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COMMANDED SUBMARINE DURING WAR The death is announced of the Rev. Thomas Dudley Kenneth Williams, assistant priest at St. Theresa's, Hirwaun, Glamorgan, at the age of 45. The deceased was a brother of Dr. Leslie Williams, the well-known Harley-street specialist. Born in Newport, Monmouthshire, Fr. Williams was formerly in the Royal Navy, and saw active service during the war as the commander of a submarine. In 1934 he resigned his commission in order to seek ordination.

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Lord Howard of Penrith


T, Howard of Pcnrith, who died on Tuesday last at Hindhead, Britain loses a public servant who had played, during many years, important parts in the Theatre of Life—to quote his own title for the two volunic of memoirs in which he himself set out the story. Lord Howard had been a Catholic for more than forty years. Tie was reeeived into the Chnrch in 1898, the year of his marriage to Lady Isabella Giustiniani Bandini, daughter of Prince Giustiniani Bandini, the tenth Earl of Newburg:i.

Esnie 'William Howard was born in 1863, the younger son of Henry Howard, M.P., of Greystoke Castle, Cumberland. After education at Harrow he began a long hut broken career in the Diplomatic Service— though this first post was not a diplomatic one--by a year's work at Dublin Castle as Assistant Private Secretary to Lord Carnarvon, the Lord Lieutenant. Real diplomatic service began in 1887, when he was appointed Third Secretary and for five years was stationed in Rome and then in Berlin.

Returning to England in 1892, Howard contested a Parliamentary meat, Worcester, in the Liberal interest, having retired from the Diplomatic Service while still a young man. Years of travel and adventure followed, including journeys in North and in Latin America, and service with the Yeomanry in the South African War. During this decade or more he was still seeing life, as he expressed it, " from the pits." In 1903, Eerie Howard re-entered diplomacy, this time to begin a connection in the Service which was to take him to the highest rank and give him life " from the stalls." He was to turn Second Secretary to the Embasey at Rome; Consul-General for Crete; Counsellor of Embassy at Washington, and afterwards at Vienna; ConsulGeneral for Hungary; Minister at Berne; Minister at Stockholm. He was Chief of the British Mission to Poland alter the Great War, and on the British Delegation to the Paris Peace ea.tus of Ambassador was CoTnhfeeren set reached, in 1919, with the appointment to Madrid, where Sir Esme—he had been made K.C.M.G. in 1916, and now received the K.C.B.--remained until 1924. In that year he was chosen as Ambassador to Washington, a post which he fined with high distinction. During six years he held the regard, the affection even, of the American people. At the conclusion of his term of Office all sections were united in tributes of esteem for the man and his work.

On his return from the States, in 1930, Howard received a peerage in reward, taking the title of Baron Howard of Penrith. He had already been honoured, in 1923 and in 1928 respectively, with ',he G.C.M.G. and the G.C.B, The years in retirement were spent in the completion of his book and in quiet and well-earned recreation. The successor to the barony is the Hon. Francis Philip Raphael Howard, an old Downside boy.

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