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Biographical entry Williams, Rowland James (1919 - 2005)

OBE 1985; MRCS 1944; FRCS 1948; MB BChir Cambridge 1946; LRCP 1944.

Merthyr, Wales
12 October 2005
General surgeon


Rowland Williams was a former consultant surgeon at East Glamorgan Hospital. He was born in Merthyr and educated at St John’s College, Cambridge, and University College Hospital. After junior posts, including a registrarship at the Royal Marsden Hospital, he was appointed consultant surgeon at East Glamorgan in 1964.

He was an active member of the BMA, representing Wales on its council and serving on numerous committees, for which work he was made a fellow in 1977. He was a member of the General Medical Council and medical ombudsman for Wales.

He was a keen collector of porcelain, becoming a world authority on the subject and writing a book on his superb collection. He was married to Beulah and had one daughter, Jill. He died on 12 October 2005.

Sources used to compile this entry: [BMJ 2006 332 493].

The Royal College of Surgeons of England