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19 Nov 1869
Hereford
Charles Langford was born on the 19th November 1869, at Canal Road, Hereford and was the son of Arthur and Emily Langford née Lewis. At some time, he moved to Arnold and there met his future wife Sarah Ann Radnall who lived on Bond Street. They married in 1891 their marriage was recorded in the Basford registration district, they lived at 34 James Street, Arnold. The couple had quite a large family with 7 daughters and 3 sons who were Ellen born 1891 Nottingham, their following children were all born in Sheffield, Ada b1893,Flora b1895, Emily b1898, Arthur b1900, Constance b1902, Richard b1905, Charles b1907, their final 2 children Mabel b1909 and Hilda Radnall b1912 were born at Daybrook. In the 1911 census the family are living at Cross Street, Arnold and are shown as Charles Langford 41 yrs a stone mason, he is living with his wife Sarah Ann 41 yrs a laundress ironer, Ada 17 yrs a laundress ironer, Flora 15 YRS a laundress ironer, Emily 13 yrs a scholar, Arthur 10 yrs a scholar, Constance 8 yrs, Richard 6 yrs, Charles 3 yrs and Mabel 1 year of age. He is shown as being a Stonemason and a Journeyman, so he must have had at least two jobs before he enlisted into the army on the 9th July 1915s.He was later discharged and returned to Arnold, and from his death certificate we learn that he was still at 34 James Street on the 23rd March 1918, when he died of (1) Bronchitis and Emphysema (2) Heart Failure. Sarah was with him when he died and he was then aged 48 years. His death was certified by Dr Harvey Francis.
He was employed as a stone mason and journeyman
23 Mar 1918
48
T3/024501
34 James Street,Arnold
Driver
Army Service Corps
Driver Charles Langford enlisted on the 9th July 1915, joining the Army Service Corps, when he was trained as a driver. He was sent overseas and landed in France on the 8th July 1915, where he joined the 15th Divisional Train which supported the 44th, 45th and 46th Brigades. There is information which leads us to believe that Charles was wounded, for on his medal index card we see the entry “ On SWB List ASC/1619” which indicates he was awarded a Silver Wound Badge and possibly discharged as a result of wounds. He died on 23rd March 1918 and is buried at Arnold , Redhill Cemetery
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