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Name: WILLMOT, Arthur Charles CBE (Capt.)

Birth Date: 21.7.1881 Kenilworth

Death Date: 17 Mar 1953 Kenya

First Date: 1907

Last Date: 1953

Profession: Asst Surveyor in Uganda, acted as District Engineer in Charge of construction of the Kampala-Port Bell Railway in 1913. Promoted Deputy Dir. of Public Works, Uganda and on many occasions acted as Director.

Area: 1946 Gadson Farm, Solai

Married: 1. 1920 Winifred Holden 2. 1934 Barbara Beryl Edwards b. 7 Nov 1899, d. 25 June 1980 Cranley, Surrey

Book Reference: Gillett, Debrett, Hut, Colonial, EA & Rhodesia, Red 22, Uganda Staff, North, Drumkey

War Service: 1914, served with KAR, mentioned in despatches and awarded OBE (Military)

School: Lancing College and Aspatria Agric. Coll. Cumberland

General Information:

Keen sportsman. His initiative and enthusiasm led in no small way to the formation of the Uganda Kobs Cricket Club.   
Debrett - was Director of Public Works, Uganda 1933-43, since when Controller of Works and Transport, Eritrea; European War 1914-19 in E. Africa as Capt. KAR (despatches twice, OBE)
East Africa & Rhodesia - 16/4/53 - Mr Charles Willmott, CBE,  whose death in Kenya is reported, first went to Uganda in 1907 as a surveyor and in the following year became an assistant engineer in the PWD of which department he was director from 1933 until he went to Eritrea in 1941 at the instance of Sir Philip Mitchell to become chairman of the Anglo-American council controlling the important military base at Asmara. Soon afterwards he was also made Controller of Works and Transport for Eritrea. Returning to Kenya at the end of the war, he bought a farm at Subukia. In Uganda he was prominent in all sporting activities, and was chairman of many clubs and committees.
Uganda Staff 1938 - Director of Public Works, Entebbe, originally Surveyor 1907
Gazette 5 May 1953 probate

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