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]


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.


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
Succeeded by
Frank Radcliffe
Preceded by
Edwin Stephenson
Organist and Master of the Choristers of St. Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham
Succeeded by
Willis Grant


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