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Radford, Nottingham
Arthur Charles was the son of Arthur Charles and Emily Brooks who married at Radford St peter’s Church in September 1886. They had nine children, seven of whom were alive at the time of the 1911 census. These were: Frank (b.1887), Annie Elizabeth (b.1888), Arthur (b.1891), Ernest (b.1894), Herbert (b. 1896), Harold (b.1902) and Leonard (b.1908). All were born at Radford. The various family homes identified, all of which were in Old Radford, were: 93 Lotus Street [C.1891]; 81 St Peter’s Street [C.1901]; 82 St Peter’s Street [C.1911]; 26 b St Peter’s Street [n.e.p.19.10.1915]; 42 Sydenham Street [CWGC]. Arthur Charles was a lace hand in 1901 but by the time of the 1911 census he had become a carter working for a coal merchant. He died at Nottingham, aged 80, in 1944. His wife, Emily died, aged 87, in 1955.
Arthur Charles was employed as a railway porter.
27 Sep 1915
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Private
12th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Pte. Charles volunteered for service and following training he was drafted to France, arriving on 09/09/1915. The battalion was involved in the fighting during the Battle of Loos and Pte. Charles was killed in action only six weeks after his arrival in France. His body was never recovered, but his name was commemorated on the Loos Memorial.
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