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Walter Eickhoff (1861-24 July 1924) was a cabinet maker and local politician in the Bethnal Green area.[1]

The son of William Eickhoff, cabinet maker and chairman of the Tower Hamlets Floricultural Society, Walter became a poor law guardian and for many years was chairman of the Bethnal Green Board of Guardians.[1] He was appointed to the Immigration Board of London, formed in 1906 to decide on right of refugees arriving via the Thames to remain in the country.[2] [3]

He became a member of the Metropolitan Asylums Board, serving for three years as chairman of the board's Infectious Hospitals Committee before becoming chairman of the board itself in 1922. He died suddenly while visiting the Hackney Homes, a MAB institution, at Brentwood, Essex, in July 1924, aged 63.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Death of Mr Walter Eickhoff". The Times: p. 16. 25 July 1924. 
  2. Members of Alien Immigration Board for London. Hansard.
  3. Settlement in the East End.

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