Lives of the fellows

Owen Glynn Williams

b.30 May 1922 d.8 April 2010
BSc Wales(1942) MB BS Lond(1945) MRCP(1948) MD(1951) FRCPath(1965) FRCP(1975)

Owen Glynn Williams (‘OG’) was a consultant pathologist and director of laboratory services in Swansea. Born in Wales, his father was Thomas Hughes Williams, a businessman. Educated at Archbishop Tenison’s Grammar School and Tregaron County School, he initially studied at the Welsh National School of Medicine before moving to London for his MB BS degree.

After qualifying in 1945, he did house jobs at Llandough Hospital, Penarth for a year and then at the Cardiff City Isolation Hospital until 1948, when he became a lecturer in pathology at the Welsh National School of Medicine in Cardiff. After four years, in 1953, he was appointed a consultant pathologist and director of laboratory services at Swansea General and Singleton hospitals in Swansea. In 1969 he also became home office pathologist for South Wales and Monmouthshire. He was an active member of the British Association of Forensic Medicine.

Outside medicine he enjoyed rough shooting.

In 1944 he married Sian Eryl née Williams, a fellow graduate of Cardiff Medical School. Her father, Peter Erbin Williams, was a medical practitioner and her brother and sister also qualified in medicine. They had three sons. Sian predeceased him in 1991 and their eldest son, William, a dentist, died in 2005. When he died from vascular dementia, he was survived by his remaining sons, one of whom was called Erbin, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

RCP editor

[BMJ 2010 341 3598 www.bmj.com/content/341/bmj.c3598 - accessed 5 May 2015]

(Volume XII, page web)

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