Source: SPG Missionary (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: WILLIAM LANGFORD COOMBES was a Eurasian educated at the Vepery Grammar School and at Bishop's College, Calcutta. He was ordained deacon in 1849, and priest in 1851, by the Bishop of Madras, and worked in the Tinnevelly mission from 1849 to 1858, when he died. He was a brother of the Rev. V. D. Coombes.