A fellow Englishman in Orwell’s militia, married to a Spanish woman. For multiple weeks, he is the only Englishman in Orwell’s company and Orwell shares a trench dug-out with him and his brother. After three weeks at the front, both Orwell and he are sent to join a contingent of English volunteers that has recently arrived. During the political persecution of the POUM, he avoids arrest and goes into hiding.
Williams Character Timeline in Homage to Catalonia
The timeline below shows where the character Williams appears in Homage to Catalonia. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...how to put on his cartridge-box by the Spanish wife of a fellow Englishman named Williams. Meanwhile, preparations are so disorganized that some men leave for the front without their equipment.... (full context)
...stray bullets fly overhead, they are greeted by a Polish commander known as Benjamin. Orwell, Williams, and Williams’s brother-in-law immediately occupy a dug-out where they leave their belongings. A loud bang... (full context)