An essay on the derivation and history of the name of the county of Brecon won him the prize at the Brecon eisteddfod , 1889 . His publications include The Statutes of Wales , 1908 , The Great Enclosures of Common Lands in Wales , 1914 , ‘ John Williams of Gloddaeth, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England ’ ( Trans. Cymm. 1927-8 ) and ‘ Grand Juries, Justices of the Peace and Quarter Sessions in Wales ’ ( Trans. Cymm. 1933-4 ). He left in manuscript a work entitled ‘ The King's Court of Great Sessions .’
In World War I he assisted in raising the 15th and 18th Battalions , The Royal Welch Fusiliers , i.e. the London Welsh Battalions , and commanded the latter battalion ; a plaque in Gray's Inn commemorates the raising of these battalions. He d. 2 Jan. 1934 .
Sir John Lias Cecil Cecil-Williams, Ll.D., (1892-1964), London
Published date: 1959