Geoffrey John (Jack) Williams (OH 1933-1940)
Jack Williams died in February 2006 at the age of 84. He was a great sportsman, representing the school at cricket and rugby throughout his time there - indeed, he played 1st X1 cricket from the age of about 13. In later life, he played cricket and hockey for Herefordshire for many years. During the war Jack was in the RAF, posted to Africa. On demobilisation he followed his uncle into the timber trade, soon inheriting the family firm, which included Kingsland Sawmills. As a prominent Leominster businessman, he was very active in support of local charities. He married late (once he'd played all the sport he wanted to, some said!), and his wife Maureen and twin daughters Susan and Karen who also attended HCS from 1982 - 1989 were the joy of his maturity and old age. He made many friends through sport and work, and Kingsland Church was packed with people who came to his Thanksgiving Service, which gave many speakers an opportunity to testify to his exceptional sporting prowess, honesty, good humour and community spirit.