Charles Walter

1879 - 1942

Milletts

Charles Walter Millett

When Charles Walter Millett was born on 21 December 1879 in Twickenham, Middlesex, his father, Charles, was 42 and his mother, Frances, was 42.

Charles had a technical education at the Polytechnic, Regent Street, and at University College, London.

He married Constance Mary Cooke on 26 November 1916 in Hampton Wick, Middlesex. They had two children during their marriage. 

At the age of 23 Charles Walter served his apprenticeship with Messrs. George Wailes and Company, Euston Road, he was, from 1902 to 1905, employed as draughtsman by various firms in London.

In 1903 hew was elected a graduate of the Intitute of Mechanical Engineers and two years later joined the institute as an associate member.

He remained in London until the war, of 1914-18; he then enlisted and during 1914-15 was on active service in the East Africa Volunteers.

Charles married Constance Mary Cooke in Hampton Wick on 26th November 1916 and by 1919 they were resident at 54 Mornington Crescent, Chingford in Essex.

From 1919 until 1922 he was assistant engineer in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, after which he returned to East Africa and was engaged on the erection of the power station at Mombasa.

On his return to England in 1925 he acted as contractor's agent to the Newport Water Works Company for three years. He then became resident engineer at the Guildford Corporation's Water Works.

He died on 8 August 1942 at the age of 62.

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1881 -  2, Brompton Square, Kensington, London.
1891 -  89 to 91, Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth, London
Student.  There were three servants a Rebecca SPICER a Widow aged 41 born Dudley, Warwickshire, Jane A COX aged 25 a Housemaid Domestic born Woolwich, Kent  and a Henry WOOD a Widower aged 49 a Bank Messenger born Banstead, Surrey.
1911 - Abbotsford, Seymour Road, Hampton Wick, Middlesex. Mechanical Engineer.
1921 - 1, Stratford Place, St Marylebone, Marylebone, London. Engineers Articled Student.

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1943 Obituary - Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Charles Walter Millett (c1879-1942) 

CHARLES WALTER MILLETT, whose death occurred in his sixty-third year on 8th August 1942, was elected a Graduate of the Institution in 1903 and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1905. After receiving his technical education at the Polytechnic, Regent Street, and at University College, London, during which period he served his apprenticeship with Messrs. George Wailes and Company, Euston Road, he was, from 1902 to 1905, employed as draughtsman by various firms in London.

He remained in London until the war, of 1914-18; he then enlisted and during 1914-15 was on active service in the East Africa Volunteers. From 1919 until 1922 he was assistant engineer in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, after which he returned to East Africa and was engaged on the erection of the power station at Mombasa. On his return to England in 1925 he acted as contractor's agent to the Newport Water Works Company for three years. He then became resident engineer at the Guildford Corporation's Water Works. Mr. Millett finally occupied a similar position with the Cheltenham and Gloucester Joint Water Board.


54 Mornington Crescent, Chingford

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