WILLIAM TREVOR WATSON, who died in his fifty-seventh year on March 24, graduated in the honour school of physics at Oxford in 1909, holding a senior mathematical postmastership at Merton College. In 1911 he was called to the Bar by Gray's Inn, taking a first in the final examinations, and all the prizes that were to be had. He became a pupil and, later, 'devil' of J. Hunter Gray, who at that time was the busiest junior specializing in patent law. During the War of 1914-18 his scientific capabilities were quickly realized and he was transferred from the Worcester Regiment to the R.F.C., where he played a large part in carrying the infant art of wireless telephony to the operational stage between aircraft and ground. A crash suffered in this work undoubtedly had some ill effect upon his health in later life, for he was never physically robust.
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MARLOW, G. Mr. W. Trevor Watson, K.C. Nature 151, 582 (1943). https://doi.org/10.1038/151582b0