Very sad indeed. But he had a fantastic innings.

Paul Monteith

A great and gentleman who I remember fondly when I first joined Ealing as an U17. He made me feel very welcome and he still remembered me many years later when we met up.

Andrew Golding

At age 97, one could say he had a full life.

As you know, Willie was the captain of the Evergreen team that went to Germany in 1967 or 1968 and played rugby against the Army teams over there.

I still have fond memories of that trip. Willie organized that trip and ensured that we all had a great time.

A great ambassador for Ealing.

Thanks for sending me this sad news.

Bryan Grover

Very sad to hear of Willy and Bob’s passing. Very much part of the finest traditions and representations of our great club

Nick Newlove

Yes , Willie has been poorly for some time . I don’t think he got over the death , some years ago, of his wife Wyn , another Horsenden Hill stalwart with the post match nutrition.

I’ll think Willie’s first comment to me when I moved to London in mid 70s was ‘What position do you play ” to which I answered Number 8. His response was ”OK you can play centre in Ray Cusden’s team” .

Hearing this news and of Bob the Dog is really sad. Perhaps an old gits reunion is called for ?

Jim Andrews

We regret to announce the death of Life Member and Past President (1974 – 1979) Willie Williams in Ealing Hospital on 5th September 2019 at the age of 97. He was a proud Welsh scrum half who was a great servant of the Club. A valleys boy from Llanharan who came to London in 1937 with his family in search of work as a result of the Depression, he played for the Club before the Second World War and afterwards, while serving in the army for 25 years during and after the war. He filled many administrative roles for the Club with distinction. A fitting tribute will be made here in due course as well as an announcement of the funeral arrangements when they are available.

Rhidian Jones