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14 Aug 1891
Charles Robert Crighton was born on 14th August 1891 at Southwell and was the son of Charles Langley Maltby and Isaline Maltby née Bramwell of Bank House, Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire and the grandson of Dr CC Bramwell the Archdeacon of Nottingham. He had a brother Patrick Brough Maltby born 1893 in Nottingham. His father Charles Langley Maltby was born in 1859 at Aslockton, his mother Isaline Phillippa Bramwell was born in 1860 at Nottingham, they were married in 1888, their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District. In the 1911 census the family are living at Bank House, Church Street, Southwell and are shown as Charles Langley Maltby 52 yrs a bank branch manager, he is living with his wife Isaline 51 yrs and their son Charles 20 yrs an undergraduate, also living at the address and 2 domestic servants.
Maltby attended Magdalen College School, Oxford after Nottingham High School because one of the Houses there is named after him. It was as a point of interest also the School of Noel Chavasse the double Victoria Cross winner in the First World War and the only British soldier ever to have been awarded it twice. Entry from the Worcester College Oxford Website :- Charles Maltby was born in Nottingham is 1890 and was a Chorister at Magdalen College School in Oxford between 1901 and 1906. He was awarded a Minor Scholarship in Classics to Worcester College in 1909, where he rowed in the Torpid and Eight and was a member of the Buskins. Intent on a career as a professional actor, Charles Maltby was a member of OUDS and spent much of his time at Worcester focused on theatrical productions, as a consequence of which he was sent down in Hilary Term 1912. At the outbreak of the war he was working as an actor in London.
27 Aug 1916
24704 - CWGC Website
12th Bn The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
Lieutenant Charles Maltby enlisted as a private in one of the Public Schools Battalions in 1914. After an Officer Training Course in Oxford he received his commission in February 1915 into the Rifle Brigade and was the battalion adjutant at the time of his death, he had served in France and Belgium from July 1915 until his death on 26 August 1916 from wounds received near Guillemont during the Battle of the Somme and he is buried in Dive Copse Cemetery.
War Dairy entry for 12th Rifle Brigade is as follows:- 26th (August) Commenced practising attack but enemy started shooting at battery behind us with 4" gun + we had to give up. 1 man killed. Rained at intervals during afternoon. Enemy continued shelling countryside intermittently. About 8.30 p.m. a shell dropped right into "C" Coys officers mess, a trench. 2nd Lt's Taylor and Parmenter were killed outright Lt C. Foster Brown, commanding "D" Coy + Lt + Adjt C.R.C. Maltby were both severly wounded + both died the following day. 2nd Lt Tudor Owen was seriously wounded. Commanding officers Pow Wow at brigade H.Q. at 9.30 p.m. plan of attack slightly modified. KSLI now attacking Brompton Road only, KRRC Quarry + Hill Street. This Bn to go thro KRR's and capture + consolidate North Street. 6th Oxford + Bucks + 61st brigade would go thro us + capture the line Guinchy-Wedge Wood. Rained all night.
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  • Casualty record 12th Bn Rifle Bde.
    Courtesy Simon Williams - Casualty record 12th Bn Rifle Bde.
  • Buried in Dive Copse Cemetery
    Charles Robert Crighton Maltby - Buried in Dive Copse Cemetery