Charles Frederick Williams (1838 - 1904):
Charles Williams was born in Coleraine, County Londonderry, and was educated at Belfast Academy and in Greenwich. He spent some time in America, and on his return to London became a journalist on the Evening Standard. During the Franco-Prussian war of 1870 he was a war correspondent. He reported on Armenia in 1877, and on the Afghan War of 1879-1880. In 1884 he accompanied the Nile expedition for the relief of General Gordon. From 1881 to 1884 he was editor of the Evening News and later worked in Egypt as a correspondent for the Daily Chronicle. He reported the Bulgar-Serbian war of 1885, the Greco-Turkish war of 1887, and in 1898 Kitchener's Sudanese campaign. He was founder of the Press Club in London and became its president. He published one novel, John Thaddeus Mackay.
||4 May 1838
||9 February 1904