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Walter Gilliat

Old Carthusians FC

1 appearance, 3 debut goals

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Full name Reverend Walter Evelyn Gilliat BA
Born 22 July 1869 at Fernhill, Winkfield, Berkshire [registration not found].
Attended Charterhouse School
Birth notes Birthplace confirmed by all his census returns. Not born in Stoke Poges, he only lived there.

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, Walter E. is the youngest of three children, all sons, to Algernon and Mary. They live at 16 Westbourne Terrace in Paddington, along with eight servants. His father is an American merchant.

According to the 1881 census, Walter and his older brother Charles are living with their father at Outfield House in Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, alongside five servants. His father is still an American merchant.

According to the 1891 census, Walter E. is now alone in living with his father, at Duffield House in Farnham Road, Stoke Green. Walter is an undergraduate at Oxford, his father still an American merchant. They have six servants.
On the 1896 Clergy List, p.181, Gilliat is listed as being ordained in 1895, becoming curate, also in 1895, of St John in Woking, Surrey

Cannot be found on the 1901 census. However, the 1903 edition of Kelly's Handbook puts Gilliat at The Vicarge in Iver Heath, where he has been since 1901.

According to the 1911 census, Walter E. is now married to Georgina. They have three sons, Ivor, twins Maurice and John. Walter is a clergyman and they have three servants and he has one assistant. They live at The Vicarge in Iver, Uxbridge.
A newspaper announcement in The Bucks Herald on Saturday, 4 March 1911, confirms that Georgina had given birth to a daughter on 25th February and that she was stillborn.
The 1920 edition of Kelly's Handbook still has Gilliat at Iver Heath Vicarage.

According to the 1939 register, Walter E. and Georgina B. are still married and they live at Thorsden, on the Guildford Road in Woking, with two of their children, Irene and Joyce, and her husband. They have nine servants. Walter is a retired clergyman, but still assists in a honorary capacity.
Married to Georgina Bell Worthington, 20 November 1901 at Holy Trinity Church, Tunbridge Wells [registered in Tonbridge, Kent, December 1901].
Died 2 January 1963 in Woking, aged 93 years 164 days [registered in Surrey North Western, March 1963].
Height/Weight not known


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Attended, then played football for the Charterhouse School in 1887 and 1888. He went on to Magdalen College at Oxford University and earned his blue in 1892. He then, by default, became an Old Carthusian. And although he was a member of the Corinthians club, he never actually played a game.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also played cricket for Buckinghamshire.
Grandfather of RMC Gilliat, Oxford University captain of Football and Cricket, as well as Hampshire CCC.


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 199th players (205) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
Only match No. 47, 25 February 1893, England 6 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Wellington Road Football Ground, Perry Barr, Birmingham, aged 23 years 218 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1892-93;
Team honours British Championship winners 1892-93;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Ordained in 1895, he served as a curate at Woking and Tunbridge Wells, Vicar of Iver from 1901 until 1921. The London Gazette of 18 June 1920 confirms that Gilliat was still a Reverend, a vicar at the Vicarage of Iver. Afterwhich, he became the Rector of Sevenoaks from 1921-29, then lived at Woking in retirement. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.107./London Gazette


Walter Gilliat - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 3 30 min 3 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.


Walter Gilliat - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1


Walter Gilliat - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1892-93 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1


Walter Gilliat - Match History
 Club: Old Carthusians F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 23
1 47 25 February 1893 - England 6 Ireland 1, Wellington Road Football Ground, Birmingham BC HW Start 8,18,30 il