Papers of Francis David Kennard Williams

Scope and Content

Typescript copy of journal relating to tour of duty in Nigeria, August 1945-January 1946,with curriculum vitae.

Administrative / Biographical History

Francis David Kennard Williams (b 1918) was educated at Stonyhurst College, andat Balliol College, Oxford. After undertaking military service 1940-1943 with the Oxford & Bucks. Light Infantry, heserved as Administrative Officer, Nigeria from 1941, rising to the rank ofClass I in 1959. In 1961 he entered the UK Civil Service as Principal in the Ministry of Health before being seconded to the Privy Council Office in 1968 as Principal Private Secretary to the Lord President, then Assistant Secretary to the Department of Health and Social Security. Awarded the CBE in 1976, he retired in 1978 and worked till 1980 as founder Director of the Linacre Centre for the Study of the Ethics of Health Care.

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Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

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Additional Information

Originals are held by the Williams family.