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Charles John Minter

Male 1897 - 1991  (93 years)


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  • Name Charles John Minter 
    Born 23 Jul 1897  Ringwould, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID E26C15F32ADE4ECBAB80705DCB709AB8FC53 
    Died 14 Jun 1991  The Mount Nursing Home, Tadcaster, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Notes 
    • 1939 Register: at 1 Trentholme Drive, York C.B., Yorkshire (West Riding)
      Minter, Charles J born 23 Jul 1897, married, city engineer, York; civil defence services
      Minter, Edith F born 21 Feb 1896, married, unpaid domestic duties; WVS evacuatio--

      Listed in London Gazette 9 Jan 1946: Charles John MINTER, Esq., City Engineer and lately Head of Civil Defence Rescue Service, York.

      Death was announced in The Times (London, England), Monday, June 17, 1991; pg. 17; Issue 64047:
      on June 14th, in a nursing home in York, Charles James (sic) Minter OBE, aged 93 years. City Engineer and Planning Officer, York 1935 - 1962.

      The Imperial War Museum has a collection of the Private Papers of C J Minter OBE which almost certainly relate to Charles John Minter. The relevant web page (http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1030002977) describes the collection as follows:
      Ms memoirs (two versions, 185 and 44pp), first written in the late 1920s, covering his decision, at the age of 17, to enlist in the Royal Navy in early 1915, his training as a stoker at the RN Barracks Chatham (January - June 1915), his service in the battleship HMS HIBERNIA (June 1915 - March 1918) mainly on patrol duties in Home waters but at the Dardanelles for the conclusion of the Gallipoli campaign (November 1915 - January 1916); in the destroyer HMS WARWICK in the Dover Patrol (March - June 1918) including participation in the raids on Zeebrugge and then Ostend, when WARWICK was damaged by a mine; in the icebreaker HMS ALEXANDER (September 1918 - June 1919) in Arctic waters during the North Russian campaign as an engineer writer in the Mediterranean Fleet battleship HMS EMPEROR OF INDIA (March - November 1920) including service in the Black Sea during the final stages of the Allied intervention in South Russia and in Turkish waters; his appointment to the Mechanical Training Establishment at Chatham and qualification as an acting Mechanician (1921 - 1922); and his service in this rank in the cruiser HMS HAWKINS, the flagship on the China station, from April 1923 until he was invalided out of the Royal Navy the following year; together with an ms account (20pp) of his service in HMS WARWICK during the Zeebrugge and Ostend raids and ms diaries (59 and 71pp respectively) that he kept throughout his time in ALEXANDER and EMPEROR OF INDIA and a photocopy of his official employment record in the Royal Navy.
    Person ID I2026  Ickham, Kent
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2016 

    Father Charles Minter,   b. 23 Jul 1866, Sittingbourne, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1936, Thanet RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Frances JORDAN,   b. 13 Jul 1872, Eastry, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1953, York RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married Dec 1896  Eastry, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F472  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edith Frances JORDAN,   b. 21 Feb 1896, Marylebone RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1969, York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Jun 1922  Cuckfield, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F473  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jul 1897 - Ringwould, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Jun 1922 - Cuckfield, Sussex Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q3 1897 Dover 2a/1009. Appears on 1901 census.

    2. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q2 1991 York 2/2682.

    3. [S198] The Times Digital Archive, September 2012, The Times (London, England), Monday, June 17, 1991; pg. 17; Issue 64047. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S236] https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk, October 2015.

    5. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q4 1896 Eastry 2a/1969

    6. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q2 1922 Cuckfield 2b/383