Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sir Charles Willink, 2nd Bt (1929-2009)

Sir Charles Willink, 2nd Baronet, who died in London, 10 March 2009
aged 79, was a classical scholar and one of those involved in the idea
to reconstruct, in the 1980s, the trireme, the Greek warship which
brought about the conquest of the Mediterranean by the Athenians.

Charles William Willink was born in London, 10 September 1929, the
elder son of Henry Willink, who would become MP for Croydon North and
then Churchill's minister of health (1943-45) and was created a
baronet in 1957.

He succeeded in the baronetcy in 1973 on the death of his father. 

Charles Willink married, in 1954, the painter Elizabeth Andrewes. She
survives him with their son Edward Daniel, b 18 Feb 1957, who succeeds
in the baronetcy, and their daughter Penelope.


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