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Walter Gilliat

Old Carthusians AFC

1 appearance, 3 debut goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 6: A 1
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captain: none
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  Reverend Walter Evelyn Gilliat MA
Birth Thursday, 22 July 1869 at Fernhill, Winkfield, Berkshire
  no registration found - Not born in Stoke Poges, he only lived there.
"GILLIAT.—On the 22nd inst., at Fernhill, Windsor, the wife of Algernon Gilliat, Esq, of  a son." - Morning Post, Saturday, 24 July 1869.

According to the 1871 census, Walter E. is the youngest of three children, all sons, to Algernon and Mary Augusta Georgiana (née Moore). 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

"PRIESTS.—Walter Evelyn Gilliat, M.A., Magdalen Coll., Oxford;" -
Western Gazette, Friday, 5 June 1896

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

Marriage to Georgina Bell Worthington, on Wednesday, 20 November 1901 at Holy Trinity Church, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
  registered in Tonbridge October-December 1901.
"GILLIAT—WORTHINGTON.—On the 20th inst., at Holy Trinity Church, Tunbridge Wells, the Rev. Walter Evelyn Gilliat, Vicar of Iver, Bucks, son of Algernon Gilliat, of Stoke Poges, Bucks, to Georgina Bell, daughter of the late George Henry Worthington, of Hollinwood, Lancashire, and of Mrs. Worthington, Tunbridge Wells." - West Sussex County Times, Saturday, 30 November 1901
Children Walter and Georgina Gilliat had six children together. Ivor Agernon Walter (b.8 January 1903), twins Maurice and John Howard George (b.24 June 1907), an unnamed daughter (b&d.25 February 1911), Joyce and Eviene.
"BIRTHS ...GILLIAT—On the 8th inst., at Iver Vicarage, Bucks, the wife of the Rev. Walter E. Gilliat, of a son." - The Globe, Monday, 12 January 1903.
  "GILLIAT—At Iver Vicarage, on the 24th inst., the wife of the Rev. WALTER E. GILLIAT, of a son." - The Bucks Herald, Saturday, 29 June 1907.
  "The Rev. Walter E. Gilliat, Vicar of Iver (Bucks) who played for England in the forward line and scored a number of goals some years ago, has just been presented with a large and beautiful silver tray and silver rose bowl, with a sum of money over, to be used by Mr. Gilliat as he thinks best, on completion of seven years' ministry in the village." - Yorkshire Telegraph and Star, Tuesday, 5 January 1909.
  "GILLIAT—Feb 25th, at Iver Vicarage, Bucks, the wife of the Rev. Walter E. Gilliat, of a daughter (stillborn)." - The Middlesex & Buckinghamshire Advertiser, Saturday, 4 March 1911.

(His mother died in early-1903)
According to the 1911 census, Walter E. is now married to Georgina. They have three sons, Ivor and twins Maurice & John. Walter is a clergyman and they have three servants and he has one assistant. They live at The Vicarage in Iver, Uxbridge.

The 1920 edition of Kelly's Handbook still has Gilliat at Iver Heath Vicarage.

  "ST NICHOLAS.—The Trustees have appointed the Rev. Walter Evelyn Gilliat, M.A., of Magdalen College, Oxford (Vicar since 1901 of Iver, Bucks) to the vacant benefice. The new Rector was ordained deacon in 1895 and priest the following year. He was curate of St. John's Woking, from 1895 to 1898, and then curate of Holy Trinity, Tunbridge Wells, till 1901, when he was appointed to Iver, a large parish on the borders of Middlesex and Buckinghamshire, two or three miles from Uxbridge and Hillingdon." - The Chronicle and Courier, Friday, 4 February 1921.

According to the 1921 census, Walter Evelyn, a clerk in holy orders, is still married. They have two more children, daughters Joyce and Eviene. They now have six servants and now live at The Rectory in Sevenoaks.
(His father died 24 January 1925)

  Surrey Electoral Registers place the Gilliats at Thorsden since at least 1930.
According to the 1939 register, Walter E. and Georgina B. are still married and they live are 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.
Again, the Surrey Electoral Registers place the Gilliats still at Thorsden until at 1948, and then on Mount Hermon Road since 1949 until his death.
  "We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Walter Gilliat, wife of a former Vicar of Iver. She passed away at her home in Woking on February 19, and the funeral was conducted last Saturday by the Rev. W. H. Aldis. Mrs. Gilliat lived with her husband in Iver from 1901 to 1921." - The Advertiser and Gazette, Friday, 28 February 1947.
Death Wednesday, 2 January 1963 at Hollinwood Mount, Mount Hermon Road in Woking, Surrey.
aged 93 years 164 days registered in Surrey North Western January-March 1963.
Probate "GILLIAT the reverend Walter Evelyn of Hollinwood Mount Hermon Road Woking Surrey clerk died 2 January 1963 Probate London 14 March to Ivor Algernon Walter Gilliat schoolmaster Maurice Charles Worthington Gilliat breeder of dogs the reverend John Howard George Gilliat clerk and Eirene Mary Gilliat spinster.
Effects £54241 18s." [2019 equivalent: £1,144,385]
Charterhouse Register Gilliat, Walter Evelyn, b. 22 July, 1869: 3 s of Algernon Gilliat, of Stoke Poges; (Gownboys);
       Cricket XI, 1888; Football XI, 1886-'87, '87-'88; Left C.Q. 1888, Magd. Coll., Oxf., M.A.; O.U.
       Football XI, 1892; played Football for England v. Ireland, 1893. D. 1895; P. 1896;
       Vicar of Iver, 1901.
           m. 1901, Georgina Bell, r d. of George Henry Worthington, of Hollinwwod, Lancashire.
                                                                                                      Rev. W. E. Gilliat, Iver, Uxbridge.
Oxford University Alumni Gilliat, Walter Evelyn, born at Winfield, Berks, 22 July, 1869; 3S. Algernon, of Stoke Poges, Bucks,
       arm, MAGDALEN, matric. 16 Oct., 88, aged 19 (from the Chartehouse), B.A. 93; brother OI
       Charles R.


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

Playing 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.
Corinthians A member of the team, but did not play in any of their matches.
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.
Height/Weight not known


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, Handsworth, aged 23 years 218 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1892-93;
Team honours British Championship winners 1892-93;
Individual honours The Amateurs (withdrew March 1893)
Distinctions Died thirteen days after Len Graham

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 [left] 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

The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes goals ave.min comp. goals captain
1 1 1 90 3 30 min 3 none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6 1 100 +1
His only match was played in the British Championship and at a home venue

Tournament Record

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
1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6 1 100 +1

Match History

 Club: Old Carthusians A.F.C.  - one full appearance (90 min) 3ᵍ F.A. International Select Committee - one full appearance (90 min) 3ᵍx

apps match match details comp res. rundown pos

Age 23
1 47 25 February 1893 - England 6 Ireland 1
Wellington Road Ground, Handsworth
18 off post
scored two more: offside [3-1]

one of seven who became the 199th players (205) to appear for England
one of two who became the eighth Old Carthusians AFC player to represent England
the 34th player to score on his England debut - the eighteenth competitive
the scorer of the thirtieth brace for England
the twelfth player to score two or more goals on his England debut
the scorer of the twelfth hattrick for England
the eighth player to score three goals on his England debut

withdrew - The Professionals vs. The Amateurs, 22 March 1893;