Albert G. Williams, a.k.a. “Tank” passes on, Harrisonians mourning en masse…

Fellow Harrisonians,

It is with shock and sadness that we announce the passing of yet another larger than life member of the Harrison College family.
Mr. Albert G. Williams, affectionately known as "Tank" Williams, passed away this morning. He was a student, Master and Headmaster of Harrison College from 1939 to 1982. The preceding sentence does not begin to describe the impact that Mr. Williams has had on Harrison College, its staff and students, and society as a whole.

Mr. Albert G. Williams, affectionately known as “Tank” Williams, passed away this morning. He was a student, Master and Headmaster of Harrison College from 1939 to 1982. The preceding sentence does not begin to describe the impact that Mr. Williams has had on Harrison College, its staff and students, and society as a whole.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this time.
Funeral details will be announced when they come to hand. Tributes may be directed to ohsbarbados@gmail.com, and we will deliver them to Mr. Williams’ family.
May he rest in peace. In Deo Fides

May he rest in peace. In Deo Fides

Tammi Pilgrim
President
The Old Harrisonian Society
Headmaster’s Lodge,
Harrison College,
Crumpton Street,
St. Michael.

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  1. I remember him with affection and respect. He became Headmaster in my Sixth Form years and was also a great friend of my father Ben Hoyos. May he rest in great peace!
    Dexter H. (B’dos Scholar 1963; AssocProf, retired, Sydney U)

  2. Dexter has erred here. Tank became Headmaster in 1965, two years after Hoyos left school.r

  3. I always thought that he hid his greatness in a suit of humility…

  4. I worked for Albert 1970-72 on contract as Spanish master, the era of Cpt Hutt, ‘Fanny’ Field, Lady Adams, Frank Corbin,Rev Ivor Jones, ‘Heads’ Marshall, and above all Jeff Wiltshire, with whom I kept up regular contact until his death. I was rather a square peg and I regret not having made a better contribution to HC life, though I worked with Janice Millington and Neil Hammond in ‘Oliver’ under Richard Day’s inspirational directorship.Ralph Jemmot started the same day as me! I liked Albert a lot despite our frequent shout-ups, and remember his desolation when his beloved dog Otto/Toto was killed. I hope some pupils at least remember me with a bit of affection. RIP Albert.

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