CHARLES HENRY TILLETT

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 1042 – Fall of Singapore.

Residence: 52, Boyton Road, Ipswich.

 

Rank: Driver; Service Number: 50194.

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

 

Grave Reference:

6.G.4.

Chungkai War Cemetery,

Thailand.

 

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

 

CENSUS

 

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.

They had 1 son:

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

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939

 

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

 

Probate to Althea Elizabeth Tillett – widow.

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