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Williams, Allan Crowther (1889–1976)

by Colin Choat

Allan Crowther Williams (1889-1976), known as Crowther, was the son of Allan Williams (d.1931) and Harriot Williams (nee Homer) and brother of Edward Homer Williams (1885-1915), Edith Williams, Elsie Williams, and Henry Stuart Homer Williams (1892-1918). Both of his brothers enlisted in the army in World War I, and it being customary for one son to remain at home, Allan Crowther Williams did not enlist. Both brothers were killed in action. In 1915, he married Bessie Johnston and afterwards took charge of his parents' property, Burrenbring, near Nebo, Queensland. When, in 1920, his parents retired to Sydney, Crowther took control of the family's extensive pastoral interests. Burrenbring was subsequently sold and Crowther and his wife settled at Homevale station, also near Nebo. Crowther maintained his father's enthusiasm for horse racing. Crowther and Bessie Williams had six children, one of whom, Stuart Maxwell Williams, a show rider and amateur jockey, was killed in 1942 at age 24, when his horse reared and fell backwards onto him.

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Colin Choat, 'Williams, Allan Crowther (1889–1976)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/williams-allan-crowther-13494/text24188, accessed 4 December 2022.

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