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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 29th October 1915, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook page Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
New Basford Nottingham
Charles Fewkes was born in 1893 at Basford and was the son of John a farm labourer and Mary Fewkes née Hardstaff of 72 Mosley Street, Old Basford, Nottingham. His father John was born in 1861 at Whitwick, Leicestershire, his mother Mary Hardstaff was born in 1862 at Nottingham, they were married on 29th November 1885 at St Leodegarius Church, Basford, they went on to have the following children, Edward b1886, Albert b1886, Ethel b1888 Ellen b1890, Levi b1891, Charles Clifford b1893, Lois b1897 and Doris b1900. In the 1911 census the family are living at 72 Moseley Street, New Basford, Nottingham and are shown as John 50 yrs a farm hand, he is living with his wife Mary 49 yrs and their children, Levi 20 yrs a lace carriage hand, Charles 18 yrs a lace carriage hand, Lois 14 yrs a cotton winder and Doris 11 yrs a scholar. The family later lived at 21 White Street Old Basford (both Nottingham). He was engaged to Dinah
In 1911 he was employed as a carriage hand.
09 Aug 1915
23
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Private
2/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Charles Fewkes, served with the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment and went to France on 3rd May 1915 and was killed in action, 9th August 1915, aged 23, in the attack at Sanctuary Wood, Belgium. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
Nottingham Evening Post, 9 August 1916: ‘FEWKES. Killed in action, August 9th , 1915, Private Charles Fewkes, 2nd Sherwoods, aged 23 years. When times are bad and friends are few, dear son how I long for you; the one I loved but could not save, buried in an unknown grave. Sorrowing mother, father, sisters Ethel, Ellen, brothers Edward and Levi.’ (Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, 9 August 1916: ‘FEWKES. Killed in action, August 9th 1915, Private Charles Fewkes, 2nd Sherwood Foresters. Though lost to sight, to memory dear. Silently mourned by his sisters Doris and Lois and fiancée Dinah.’ (Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 29th October 1915, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook page Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Charles Fewkes - Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 29th October 1915, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook page Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918