George Trevor Williams

Key Information

Name: George Trevor Williams,
 October 19 1888, Loughborough.
  Captain Royal Field Artillery
 April 19 1918 
Academic Career
: CGS 1901-6

Biographical Information

  • George was the son of Rev. George Henry Williams, head master of Carlisle grammar school, and  Florence Marion nee Williams. His paternal grandfather had been a cab driver from Wales.  George Senior was born in Canarvonshire and mother Florence was from Burnley in Lancashire. George himself had been born in Loughborough. In the 1891 census George Williams was headmaster of a grammar school in Devon. In 1901 he was a headmaster in Kendal. As young George joined the Carlisle grammar school in September 1901, the family must have moved to Carlisle by then. George Williams Senior was headmaster of the grammar school from 1901-1912. In the 1911 Census young George Trevor was 22 and living as a boarder in Newcastle-upon-Tyne as an engineering draftsman.

    The Carlisle Grammar School Memorial Register records the following information about its Headmaster from 1901-1912:
    1901 Williams, Rev. George Henry, Appointed April, 1301; educated at Friars’ School, Bangor, and Christ Coll., Brecon; Jesus Coll., Oxford, Scholar; 2nd Class Classical Mod., 1881; B.A. (2nd Class Lit. Hum.), 1883; M.A., 1886; Ordained, 1887; formerly Second Master, Loughborough Grammar School, 1884-9 and C. of Loughborough, 1887-9; Head Master of Kingsbridge Grammar School,(Devon) 1889-91; of Kendal Grammar School, 1891-1901; of Carlisle Grammar School, 1901-12; R. of Remenham, Henley-on-Thames, 1912.  Author, Careers for Our Sons. Address: Remenham Rectory, Henley-on-Thames.”

    George’s brother, Arthur Hugh Kay Williams, also a former pupil of the grammar school, served in the Berkshire Yeomanry and 41 Cavalry (2nd Lt, Lt & Capt).