John Gwilliam OM: Wales Grand-Slam winning captain dies at 93

john-gwilliam-om36-41The Old Monmothian Club is greatly saddened to record the passing of John Gwilliam OM36-41, one of Monmouth School’s greatest rugby players, and our most capped. John won 23 caps for Wales between 1947 and 1954, 13 of these as captain.

He led the 1940 unbeaten 1st XV before his distinguished first class and international playing career.

John led an equally distinguished life beyond the rugby field, as one can see in today’s obituary from the BBC.

We offer our sincere condolences to John’s family.