The Hon. Conrad Adderley Dillon was the Principal Clerk in the Probate Division of the High Court of Justice. He was the son of Arthur Edmund Dennis, 16th Viscount Dillon. In 1872 he married Ellen Louisa Dashwood, the daughter of Sir Henry Dashwood, 5th Baronet.
C. A. Dillon was educated for the army and entered Sandhurst, but was refused final entry to the army on health grounds. He became the Chairman of the National Temperance League and Evelina Hospital and Honorary Secretary of the Army Temperance Association. From 1882 to 1888 he was on the School Board for London.
In July 1890 JW was in correspondence with Dillon concerning a meeting convened for the 16 July 1890 regarding the Cedar of Chelsea, which was in danger from a proposal to turn the Chelsea Physic Gardens into an 'open space'. JW was unable to attend but was in support of saving the tree and garden (#00843). Dillon, who lived at 47 Oakley Street, Chelsea, was Honorary Secretary of the Committee to save the tree.
Who Was Who: A Companion to Who's Who, vol. 1, 1897/1915, London, 1920-21.