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19 Nov 1869
Charles was born on the 19th November 1869, at Canal Road, Hereford. At some time, he moved to Arnold and there met his future wife Sarah Ann Radnall who lived on Bond Street. They eventually married and went to live at 34 James Street, Arnold. The couple had quite a large family with 6 daughters and 3 sons. 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 leaves a widow and 10 children.
He was employed as a stone mason and journeyman
18 Mar 1918
34 James Street,Arnold
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 is buried at Arnold , Redhill Cemetery
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