Born: 20th November 1903, Harwich, Essex.

Baptised: 16th December 1903, at St. Nicholas Church, Harwich, Ipswich. Parents: Charles Henry Tillett & Amelia Minnie Tillett.

Died: 9th November 1943; age 39; Japanese PoW.

Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.

Residence: 52, Boyton Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Driver – Motor Transport.

Rank: Driver; Service Number: 50194.

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps, attached 35 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.

Grave Reference:


Chungkai War Cemetery,


Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles and Minnie Tillett, of 14, Ashley Street, Ipswich; husband of Alethea Elizabeth Tillett, of Ipswich.


1911   14, Ashley Street, Stoke, Ipswich.

Charles 7 years old and living with his mother & siblings.

Amelia Minnie Tillett (nee Chamberlain), 30, born Harwich, Essex.

James Albert Tillett, 5, born Harwich, Essex.

Elsie Minnie Tillett, 2, born Harwich, Essex.

In 1911, Charles’s father, Charles Henry Tillett, 32, a Dock Labourer, born Forest Gate, Essex. He was 1 of 43 lodgers at 12, Tidal Basin Road, Canning Town, Essex.

In 1928, Ipswich, Charles married Alethea Elizabeth Jemima Vinyard, born November 1905, Ipswich – daughter of Arthur Vinyard, a labourer at the gas works, and Alethea Jemima Vinyard (nee Cocker), of Ipswich.

They had 1 son:

Eric C. F. Tillett, born 1929, Ipswich.


Alethea and Eric were living at their family home – 52, Boyton Road, Ipswich.

Probate to Althea Elizabeth Tillett – widow.

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