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Frederick Gilbert Mitchell

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Frederick Gilbert Mitchell (1884-1962) of Mitchell Engineering, Mitchell Construction Co and Mitchell Conveyor and Transporter Co

1884 January 20th. Born at Wandsworth the son of Frederick Goulding Mitchell, a schoolmaster, and his wife Minnie

c.1900 Started work as railway apprentice

1901 Living at 179 Earlsfield Road, Wandsworth: Frederick G. Mitchell (age 42 born Weybridge), Schoolmaster. With his wife Minnie Mitchell (age 40 born Richmond) and their two children; Frederick G. Mitchell (age 19 born Battersea), Civil Engineer's Draughtsman; and Alice M. Mitchell (age 13 born Battersea).[1]

Joined an engineering firm

1911 Married Hilda Butcher; they had 2 sons

1911 Living at 54 Morley Road, Twickenham: Frederick Gilbert Mitchell (age 27 born Battersea), Mining Engineer (Civil). With his wife Hilda Edith Field Mitchell (age 21 born Docking, Norfolk).[2]

1913 April 6th. Birth of son John Frederick Roy Mitchell (1913-1968)

1916 Birth of son Edward Bruce Noel Mitchell

Post-WWI Frederick Gilbert Mitchell established an office in Throgmorton St and won his first contract to supply a coal handling plant to Birmingham Corporation[3]. This was the beginning of Mitchell Engineering

1925 Living at Gloucester Terrace, London.[4]

1943 Established Mitchell Construction Co as a subsidiary to handle the civil engineering work of the company.

Conceived the idea of nuclear-powered freight submarines to provide a year-round service to ice-bound Canadian ports.

1962 Died in Zurich. Of Clopton Manor, Kettering. Probate to his widow Hilda.


1962 Obituary [5]



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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 Census
  2. 1911 Census
  3. The Times, Oct 09, 1962
  4. Framlingham Weekly News - Saturday 17 January 1925
  5. The Engineer 1962 Jul-Dec: Index