Sir William Walton
Person Male Born 29/3/1902 Died 8/3/1983
Composer, born William Turner Walton at 93 Werneth Hall Road, Oldham, Lancashire. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, he befriended Sacheverell Sitwell and became a protegé of him and his siblings Edith and Osbert. His major works include 'Facade' and 'Belshazzars's Feast'. He was also a prominent composer of film scores, including Laurence Olivier's 'Hamlet' and 'Henry V'. Knighted in 1951 and awarded the Order of Merit in 1967. Died at La Mortella, Ischia, Italy.