Kevork Chavooshian

Kevork Chavooshian was born around 1877 in Armenia. Kevork married an English woman called Harriet Amelia “Milly” “Titsey” Porter in 1903. They had 3 children – John Tigram Thomas Chavooshian, Eileen Alice Chavooshian and Amy Perouz Chavooshian.

In 1912 he moved to Hove, England and there is some knowledge of his profession, which is recorded as Pharmaceutical Chemist in the London Gazette of 3rd December 1918 as part of the announcement of the family’s naturalisation.

From 1914-1920 he served in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps as an Interpreter: Reserve of Officers, Second Lieutenant; Army of the Black Sea, Lieutenant; and  Royal Fusiliers, Sergeant.

He died in March, 1961 in Sussex.


Coronavirus Notice


Our charity is working hard to respond to the changing situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19) related issues. We do our best to continue to provide our services for our members and the Armenian community at large and ask for your patience during this challenging time.

Our staff and volunteers are working hard to continue supporting you in the best way that we can, whilst also staying on top of reducing risk of spreading infection and supporting our colleague who may be more at risk.

However, due to the current situation and in the best interest of all of us, we had to make some changes to our normal services. Starting from Monday 16 March 2020, all our services including the face-to-face advice work, the Parents & Toddlers Group, the English classes, Library, the elders lunch club and the youth club are suspended until further notice.

We ask that anyone experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or having to self-isolate due to being exposed to someone with coronavirus, does not attend Hayashen until further notice and call NHS 111 for advice.

However, as we wish to support you as best as we can, our advice work continues by telephone, email and online. You may contact us on 020 89924621 or use our website ( to leave an enquiry or email us on

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The main symptoms of Coronavirus are high fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, loss of or changes in your normal sense of smell or taste, but for full details, including Government guidelines and precautions you should take, please search for “Coronavirus” on the following Government and NHS websites.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you.

Misak Ohanian (CEO) & CAIA Board of Directors.           20 June 2020