First name(s)
Position(s) held at King's College London

Assistant Lecturer in the Civil Service Department, 1899

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended

Roan School, Greenwich

Position(s) held (non King's College London)
  • Civil Servant (later Senior Examiner), Estate Duty Office, Somerset House
Professional activities
Active in Methodist Missionary Society and Brixton Hill Methodist Church Ref: *1

Personal details

Date of birth
3 Jan 1874
Place of birth
Greenwich, London
Date of death
5 April 1944
Place of death
Croydon General Hospital

The Times (London, England), Saturday, Apr 08, 1944; pg. 1; Issue 49825.

Family details

Son of William James Canter (1844–1916) and Elizabeth Burt (1845–1900). Married to Alice Mary Hall (1875–1961). Children were Dorothy Alice (1901-1976), Muriel Jessy (1903-1983), Bernard Hall (1906–1989), Norah Burt (1910-1997) Ralph Francis (1912-1980). Ref: *2


Received MBE upon retirement Ref: *1



  1. jenlee43, "James Canter life", [Accessed 30 May 2017
  2. "James Canter 1874–1944", [Accessed 30 May 2017]

Photograph by kind permission of Jenny Lee.

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