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Charles Frederick Titchener was born in 1897 at Newark and was the youngest son of George Charles a railway foreman and Mary Elizabeth Titchener née Lovett of 2, Wellington Rd., Newark. His father was born in 1856 at Buscot, Berkshire and his mother Mary Elizabeth Lovett was born in 1859 in Grendon, Northamptonshire, they were married on 9th December 1880 at All Hallows Church, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, they went on to have the following children, Ethel b1883, Florence Ada b1883, Arthur William b1885, George Ernest b1888, Kate Elsie b1890, Elizabeth Matilda b1895 and Charles b1897, all were born in Newark. In the 1911 census the family are living at 26 Lovers Lane, Newark and are shown as George Charles 55 yrs a railway foreman, he is living with his wife Mary Elizabeth 52 yrs and their children, Arthur William 26 yrs a shop manager, Florence Ada 28 yrs a costumier, George Ernest 23 yrs a brewers clerk, Kate Elsie 21 yrs a dressmaker, Elizabeth Matilda 16 yrs at home and Charles Frederick 13 yrs a scholar.
13 Nov 1916
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15th Bn The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Private Charles Frederick Titchener enlisted at Newark , he served with the 15th battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. He was killed in action on 13th November 1916 and is buried at Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France. grave reference. 1.G.56
Article published in the Newark Advertiser 29th November 1916 :- Youngest son of George Charles & Mary Elizabeth Titchener, 2 Wellington Road, Newark. As a boy attended Lovers’ Lane School and was a member of St. Leonard’s choir. Apprenticed to Mr R. Mitchell, Northgate, as a butcher. Only 19 years of age on August 29th, having joined the army in the previous May, going to the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry with a Collingham acquaintance, Pte Harold Millns, who is now wounded and in a hospital at home. Together they transferred to other regiments and eventually to the West Yorkshires, proceeding to the front only six weeks ago. Pte. Titchener had only once previously been into the trenches, on his second spell he was killed in action. Has two brothers serving, Ernest, the second son, was embodied with the Sherwood Rangers when war broke out and went through the Dardanelles campaign. He was invalided home and soon after became time expired. Has now rejoined a cadet battalion and is studying for a commission. The eldest son, Arthur, is at a home camp undergoing training.
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