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Captain George Trevor Williams


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GT Williams, Royal Artillery, died in India of a fractrued skull, the result of an accident, on 19 April 1918, He is buried at Rawalpindi. Does anyone have any further information about him or his accident?

Thanks Linda

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Probate record: WILLIAMS George Trevor of The Rectory, Remenham, Berkshire. Captain 38th battery, Royal Field Artillery died 19th April 1918 at Station Hospital, Rawlpindi, India.

Probate OXFORD 9th July to Reverend George Henry Williams, clerk. Effects £814 5s 7d.

SDGW: T/Lieutenant 38th battery, 9th Brigade.

He first went to France in 1915

His records are available at Kew: WO 339/77951. They have him listed as Royal Garrison Artillery. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=C1131782

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He was the son of George Henry Williams (clerk in Holy Orders + Headmaster) and Florence May Williams. Birth registered in Loughborough, October 1888.

1911 census he was boarding with Mrs Isabella Forbes at 190 Sandyford Road, Jesmond, Northumberland and described himself as 'Engineering Draughtsman' at a Turbine Manufacturers.

His brother, Arthur Hugh K Williams, served in the Berkshire Yeomanry and 41 Cavalry (2nd Lt, Lt & Capt). His medals were issued by the India.Office. He was cashiered in June 1920.

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Captain George Trevor Williams, RFA

Born 19 Oct 1888, the son of Rev. George H Williams, Headmaster

Educated at Carlisle Grammar School from Sept. 1901 to July 1906 (County Council Major Scholar, 1905)

Open Entrance Exhibitioner, £15, Armstrong College of Science, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Oct 1908

Pemberton Fellow of the University of Durham, 1909 (B.Sc., Engineering, London, 1908; M.Sc., Durham, 1909)

Advanced Student, Trinity College, Cambridge, 1909-1910

Enlisted as a Trooper (#1087) in the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps Squadron on 3 Sept 1914

Commissioned into the RFA on 13 Oct 14

Captain, RFA during the Great War

Served in France (1914-15), at Gallipoli (1915), in Egypt (1916), in Mesopotamia (1916) and in India (1916-18)

Embarked for Egypt on the Ionian at Devonport on 3 July 1915. At the time he was serving with 60th Brigade, RFA


Died in hospital at Rawal Pindi, India, the result of an accident, 29 April 1918 (first source); 19 April 1918 (second and third sources)

Sources: Carlisle Grammar School Memorial Register 1264-1924; The Inns of Court O.T.C. during the Great War; University of Durham Roll of Service 1914-1919; Embarkation Return of Detachments, 3 July 1915.

Dick Flory

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Thank you Sandie and Dick for your contributions to my research. Please see our progress on www.trinity.cumbria.sch.uk/warmemorials

Thanks Linda

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