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Charles Walter Millett

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Charles Walter Millett (c1879-1942)

1943 Obituary [1]

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.

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