Walter George Kent

Sir Walter George Kent CBE (3 August 1858 – 11 November 1938) was a British businessman who was chairman and managing director of the engineering firm George Kent Ltd which was started by his father, George Kent, in 1838. He was appointed a CBE in 1918 and was knighted in 1929 for political services; he was at the time chairman of the Luton Conservative Association.[1]

Sir Walter Kent
Walter George Kent

3 August 1858
Bloomsbury, London
Died11 November 1938 (aged 80)
NationalityUnited Kingdom
OccupationChairman and Managing Director
Spouse(s)Alice Louisa Kent
ChildrenSon and two daughters

Kent died following an operation during the Two-Minute Silence on Armistice Day, while in a Harrow nursing home.[2]


  1. ^ "Kent, Sir Walter George, (1858–11 Nov. 1938". Who Was Who. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Obituary: Sir Walter Kent". The Times. 14 November 1938. p. 14.