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William George Tarrant

TARRANT, William George. b. Pembroke, South Wales, 2 July 1853; d. Wandsworth, London, 15 January 1928. He was born in a military barracks, the son of a soldier who was killed at the siege of Sebastopol in the Crimean War. He was apprenticed to a silversmith in Birmingham, where he fell under the influence of a Unitarian minister of the Churches of Christ, George Dawson. Encouraged by Dawson, he entered London University (BA, 1883), becoming the Unitarian minister of the church at Wandsworth in the year of his graduation, a position he held with distinction until 1920. At the same time he was editor of the Unitarian magazine, The Inquirer (1887-97, with a later period as editor, 1918-27),...

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