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Charles Frederick Williams (1838 - 1904):
War correspondent


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.

Born: 4 May 1838
Died: 9 February 1904
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