MONIER-WILLIAMS, Hugh Benyon

1897 - 1985

Born at Ventnor, Isle of Wight on 24 July 1897, son of Stanley Faithful Monier-Williams, an architect, and his wife Charlotte Mary née Benyon [Monier-Williams q.v.], who married on 9 January 1892. Hugh attended Aldwick Place School, Aldwick, Pagham, Sussex where, in 1911, a 13 year old boarder. He served as an officer in the Suffolk Regiment in the First World War and was a Lieut Col in the Second being awarded an O.B.E. He married firstly at Madras, India on 1 October 1923, Kathleen Frances Maude (1896-1965) and secondly in 1965, Ena Madeline Southern [Monier-Williams q.v.]. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1966-1984, from Southwold, Suffolk and a member and exhibitor at the Southwold Art Circle who introduced the rule that only members should be entitled to exhibit. He died at Southwold in 1985. His painting of Southwold Harbour is in Southwold Sailors' Reading-Room.




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