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TREVOR , Sir CHARLES GERALD ( 1882 - 1959 ), inspector of forests ;

b. 28 Dec. 1882 , son of Sir Francis Wollaston Trevor (of Trawscoed , Welshpool ) and Mary Helen (née Mytton ) . He was educated at Wellington College and at the Royal Indian Engineering College , Coopers Hill . In 1903 he joined the Indian Forest Service as assistant conservator in Punjab . He was conservator of forests of the United Provinces in 1920 and became vice-president and Professor of Forestry at the Forest Research Institute , Dehra Dun. , in 1926 , later becoming chief conservator of forests in Punjab and North West Frontier Province , 1930-33 . He was Inspector General of Forests to the Government of India , 1933-37 , having represented India at the Imperial Forestry Conferences in Canada in 1923 , Australia and New Zealand in 1928 , and South Africa in 1935 . He published a Revised working plan for the Kulu forests ( 1920 ); with E.A. Smythies , Practical forest management ( 1923 ); and with H. G. Champion , A manual of Indian silviculture ( 1938 ). In 1937 he received a knighthood and retired to Trawscoed Hall , Welshpool, Mont. , where he took an active interest in his dairy and sheep farm , Fron y Fele , Guilsfield , and became the owner of a prize-winning flock of Kerry Hill sheep . He was prominent in the National Farmers’ Union and all agricultural activities. For 17 years he served as a magistrate , and was High Sheriff of his county in 1941 . In 1912 he m. Enid Carroll Beadon and had three daughters. He d. 20 May 1959 .

Sources:

  • Who was who? ;
  • The Montgomeryshire Express , 23 May 1959 .

Author:

Dr Mary Auronwy James, Aberystwyth

Published date: 2001