Thomas John Williams
|Archdeacon of Craven|
|Born||9 May 1889|
|Died||4 July 1956|
|Spouse(s)||Ethel Marion née Roberts|
The Venerable Thomas John Williams (9 May 1889 - 4 July 1956) was Archdeacon of Craven from 1949to 1956.
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Educated at Durham University and ordained in 1915,Williams was awarded the Military Cross for his service as a Chaplain to the Forces during World War I. He was Vicar of Otley from 1937; and an Honorary Canon of Bradford Cathedral from 1939.
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