Moulson joined the staff of City Grammar School in the Spring of 1941.
It is not the happy fate
of every schoolmaster to find himself welcomed at once by his colleagues
and his pupils and to be firmly rooted in their affection in so short a
period as five years. George Moulson won for himself that welcome and that
affection by sterling qualities of character and heart.
Ostentatious in nothing,
quiet, modest and unassuming, he was never weary in well-doing. His outstanding
qualities were perhaps his patient unfailing thoroughness and his smiling
good humour. The former was shown in every aspect of his work, at School
as elsewhere. A careful, methodical analysis of the work to be done preceded
the painstaking planning of a course in minute detail in a time-table of
weekly progress, scrupulously checked and recorded as the term moved forward
via the inevitable test to the final examination. In his lessons he was
competent and thorough, vigorous and alert.
He was interested in his
pupils as boys and girls, and shared with them many of their enthusiasms.
He was quick to see their point of view and sympathetically inclined towards
their weaknesses. He held before them a high thoughtfulness for others,
and courtesy to all. In classroom and staff-room we shall not soon forget
his shouting, merry laughter, his sense of fun and his optimistic expectation
of the best. He did not care to dwell on the sordid and the squalid and
insisted on building hopefully for the best he knew in human nature. Here
he was inspired by his religious faith, which no only kept him loyal to
the highest ideals of duty and service and made him an example of uprightness
and integrity, but also let him to recognize and encourage the best in
others. At School we are the better men and women for having known him.
We had always looked on
Mr Moulson as a young man, for he preserved an unusual degree of unaffected
simplicity and lack of sophistication. He was, obviously too, a life of
promise in the sense that we felt that before him lay a fruitful field
of labour in which his gifts of patient service to School and Church would
find their reward.
George Moulson joined
the Staff of this School in the Spring of 1941. He was a Sheffield man,
a pupil of Dronfield Grammar School and a graduate in History of the University
of Sheffield. He came to us after a breakdown in health. In this School
he found friendship and happiness. To Mrs Moulson, whom he married shortly
after joining us, the School offers its sympathy. We know something of
the devotion with which she shared his gallant struggle against ill-health
and in his passing, we hope she may be comforted by knowing that we share
her grief, and that, with her, we gratefully remember an upright man, a
good friend, and a Christian gentleman.