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Burton Joyce
Charles was born in Burton Joyce in 1893 ,the son of George and Elinor Kirkham of Main Street, Calverton. He had 5 siblings. The 1911 census shows him as being 18yrs born in Burton Joyce,he is single an apprentice blacksmith living at Burnor in Calverton with his Parents .
He was employed as a blacksmith
18 Sep 1918
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Private
7th Bn Norfolk Regiment
He enlisted in Mansfield into the Lincolnshire Regiment with service no 48837,he later transferred to the Labour Corp and then to the Norfolk Regiment with service No 43756 .He is commemorated on his parents grave stone in Calverton cemetery. He has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois memorial, France
His elder brother Pte. George James Kirkham, 2nd Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, was taken prisoner, along with more than 500 of his comrades, on 20th October 1914. He died of pneumonia on 9th December 1918. He is buried in Niederzwheren Cemetery, Kassel. In memoriam published 9th December 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post ;- “KIRKHAM. – In loving memory of my dear brothers, George James Kirkham, who died in Germany December 9th, 1918; also Charlie,killed in France September 18th,1918. – Audrey and Dick above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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