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Beynon, Sir (William John) Granvillelocked

(1914–1996)
  • John Meurig Thomas

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Beynon, Sir (William John) Granville (1914–1996), physicist, was born on 24 May 1914 at Pen-y-bryn, Dunvant, a suburb of Swansea, Glamorgan, the youngest of the four children of William Beynon, a colliery checkweighman, and his wife, Mary, née Thomas. His parents were both Welsh and his father was a tall, sandy-haired, good-humoured, courageous man of impressive personality, a pillar of the community, with his manipulative skills as an ‘ambulance man’ being in great demand. When nine-year-old ...

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(1920–)
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society