Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Wroxall -
- St John's Church : H C Millett Memorial -

Location

In St John's Church, Wroxall, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40912  
 
Historic England Listing Status

St John's Church is Listed Grade C. Since the Memorial forms part of the fittings of the Church, it is assumed to be covered by the Listing.
 
Description

Stone plaque marking gift of clock by H C Millett, a Crimean War Veteran.

Memorial

Wroxall St John's : H C Millett memorial
 
Inscription


TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
THIS TOWER WAS ERECTED BY PUBLIC
SUBSCRIPTION TO RECEIVE THE CLOCK
PRESENTED TO THE PARISH BY THE LATE
HENRY CHARLES MILLETT, R.N.
(A CRIMEAN VETERAN)
WARDEN OF THIS CHURCH FROM 1897 TO 1905
AUGUST 1911


 

Further Information

Nothing is known of Henry Millett's service in the Royal Navy, nor what part he took in the Crimean War.

He was born in Bradford, Wiltshire, about 1832 and in the 1851 Census he is shown as staying with an uncle in Stratford, London, working as a Millwright.

Between 1870 and 1887 he was stationed at Souter Point Lighthouse, Whitburn, Co Durham as an Engineer. In 1887 he was transferred to St Catherine's Lighthouse, Niton, where he was Engineer in Charge until 1894. By 1901 the Census shows him on pension living at "Vale", Wroxall. He and his wife Louisa (nee Gardner) had a total of 11 children. The eldest, Fanny, was born in Genoa, Italy in 1863, while others were born in London and Co Durham.

Henry Millett died in 1909 at the age of 77.

For further details of Lighthouse keepers and other personnel see Genuki Lighthouse keepers
 


Wroxall St John's : clock tower
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Page last updated 23rd May 2008


 
 

 
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