William Frederick Dunnill

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William Frederick Dunnill (1880–1936) was an English cathedral organist, who served in St. Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham.[1]

Background[edit]

He was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire on 16 March 1880. He was the son of Jeremiah Dunnill (Music Seller and Music Teacher) and Pollie. In 1891 they were living at 1 Cheapside, Wakefield[2]

He was a pupil of Joseph Naylor Hardy at Wakefield Cathedral.

He died in the vestry of St. Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham on 28 September 1936.

Career[edit]

Assistant organist of Wakefield Cathedral 1896 - 1900[3]

Organist of:

Cultural offices
Preceded by
James Arthur Page
Organist and Master of the Choristers of St. Mary's Church, Nottingham
1903-1914
Succeeded by
Frank Radcliffe
Preceded by
Edwin Stephenson
Organist and Master of the Choristers of St. Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham
1914-1936
Succeeded by
Willis Grant

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Succession of Organists. Watkins Shaw.
  2. ^ 1891 UK Census
  3. ^ 20th Century Cathedral Organists. Enid Bird