Full name: William "Willie" Francis
Born: February 23, 1911 in Dunfermline, Fife, Great Britain
Died: April 1997
Affiliations: Renfrew District ASC, Renfrew (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Willie Francis had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1934 British Empire Games 100 yards Backstroke, 2nd in the 1930 British Empire Games 100 yards Backstroke, 2nd in the 1934 British Empire Games 3×110 yards Medley Relay (with the non-Olympians Merilees Chassels and Norman Hamilton). Francis also competed in the 1938 British Empire Games 110 yards Backstroke. In the British Empire Games he represented Scotland.
|1928 Summer||17||Amsterdam||Swimming||Men's 100 metres Backstroke||Great Britain||GBR||6 h1 r2/3|
|1932 Summer||21||Los Angeles||Swimming||Men's 100 metres Backstroke||Great Britain||GBR||4 h2 r1/3|