This is one of a series of posts to mark the international Rugby players who served in, and survived, The Great War. If anyone has further information on the men concerned, I’d be most grateful if it could be added to the thread. Gareth Grylls, William Michell (‘Tiny’) played for England Internationals: 1 : 1905 I- William Grylls was born on 9 January 1885 Played as a Lock for: Haileybury and Imperial Service College, RMA Sandhurst, Redruth, The Army, Cornwall Profession: Indian Army; commissioned on 5 August 1905. In 1912 he was assessed as being “A very promising officer in every way”. War service: Captain, 52nd Sikhs, Frontier Force, Indian Army, from 22 September 1914. From 29 July 1918 he was Second in Command of the 52nd Sikhs. Remarks: A fine cricketer and first class centre-half at hockey. He reached rank of Lieutenant Colonel and commanded the 2nd Sikhs, 12th Frontier Force Regiment, from 1930 to 1934; his final report assessed him as “An excellent battalion commander in every respect”. His father, Henry Grylls, was the founder of Redruth RFC. He died in April or May 1963.