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We left Harry back in 1944, working as management for The Peacock Hotel, a Grade II Listed Building in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, while he was taking a break from the music halls. Dick aka Harry, first appeared back in the tabloids on, October 24 1947.
Sadly, this is where Dicks tabloid journey comes to an end. Dick Montague aka Harry Richard Thomas Willats, died on 3 December 1965 in Clayhanger, Staffordshire, when he was 64 years old. He was working as a, Club Steward and still entertaining right up until her died.
I feel kinda sad that his journey is over, I wish I could have met him and watched him perform, hopefully though a little of his wit and love for laughter, has passed on through the generations and we descendants can carry a little piece of him with us.
May he fill the heavens with laughter.
Harry Richard Thomas Willats,
1901 – 1965
If you missed the other posts about Harry, you can find them, here and here.
2 thoughts on “Harry Richard Thomas Willats, Aka DICK MONTAGUE – 52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks – Week 51, Part 3”
Lily Millie Hilda Wilatts was my sister-in-law’s grandmother & it is believed that she met her husband while performing on the London stage. Reading about so many family members appearing in the theatre this now seems likely.
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