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Charles was the youngest child of Henry Bristow Jarvis and Adelaide Jarvis (née Clarke). Henry Bristow Jarvis was born in 1847 (birth registered O/N/D Hertford) and Adelaide Clarke in 1848 (birth registered J/A/S Holbeach Lincolnshire) and they were married in 1872 (A/M/J Lincoln). They had nine children all of whom were still living at the time of the 1911 Census: William Henry (b. 1873, O/N/D Lincoln), Frederick Holman (b. 1875, baptised 21 February 1875 Horncastle), Ellen (b. 1876, baptised 15 October 1876 Horncastle), Laura Gertrude (b. 1878, baptised 28 July 1878 Horncastle), Arthur (b. 1880, J/F/M Nottingham), Kate Lucy (b. 1882, A/M/J Nottingham), Florence Adelaide (b. 15 April 1885, A/M/J Nottingham), Henry James (b. 1888, A/M/J Nottingham) and Charles Edward (b. 1890, J/A/S Nottingham). In 1881 Henry (33), a railway clerk) and Adelaide (32) were living at 107 Cremorne Street, Meadows, Nottingham, with their five children William (7), Fred (6), Ellen (4), Laura (2) and Arthur (1). Also in the household was a boarder, Ernest Potter (30) who was also a railway clerk. The family was still living at the same address at the time of the next census in 1891. Henry and Adelaide now had nine children of whom were eight were in the family home on the night of the census: William (17) a solicitor's clerk, Fred (16) a lithograph clerk, Ellen (14), Laura (12), Arthur (11), Florence (5), Henry (3) and Charles (8m). Their sister, Kate, was at 4 Prospect Terrace, Lincoln, in the home of her widowed grandfather, James Jarvis (80) and his unmarried daughter, Eliza (48). By 1901 Henry and Adelaide were living at 102 Queen's Walk, Meadows. At home were William (27) a solicitor's clerk, Frederick (26) a lithograph printer, Ellen (24) who was in work, Laura (22) a dressmaker, Arthur (21) a clerk, Kate (19), Florence (15), Henry (13) and Charles (10). The second son, Frederick Holman, married Elsie Elizabeth Blake on 23 July 1901, the eldest daughter, Ellen, married Joseph Robert Newns in 1904, Arthur married Emma Baxter in 1906 and the eldest son, William Henry, married Margaret Stewart Eland in 1910. Sadly, Elsie Elizabeth Jarvis died aged 32 in 1908 and by 1911 the widowed Frederick (36) was living with his parents at 18 Ayr Street, Forest Road West, Nottingham. He was listed on the census as a lithograph printer, 'out of business', presumably because, as described on the census, he was an invalid. Also in the family home were Laura (32), Florence (25) a clerk, Henry (23) a clerk in a tramway office, and Charles (20) who was an insurance clerk. Their father, Henry Bristow Jarvis, who had previously been a railway clerk was now described as railway clerk, railway accounts auditor on his own account. However, when he was named as executor of his son's will in 1917 his occupation was given as warehouse manager. At the time of the 1911 Census William Henry and his wife Margaret were living at 7 Rufford Road, Sherwood, while Ellen and her husband Joseph Newns were at 18 Burrell Road, Sherwood Rise, with their three year old son, Donald Frederick. Arthur, a map publisher's canvasser and collector, and his wife Emma were living at 1 Station Avenue, Gedling, with their three young children Arthur (3), Marjorie Adelaide (1) and Olive (2 months). Three of Charles' siblings predeceased him: Frederick died on 6 April 1911, Kate died in Scarborough at the age of 33 on 6 November 1915 (death registered O/N/D Scarborough) and William Henry died on 14 May 1917 just a few days after his only son, leaving a widow and two young daughters. William was buried in Carrington St John the Baptist churchyard. His widow, Margaret, died on 5 August 1946. Henry, who was serving as a lance corporal in the army, married Annie Isabella Wright in West Bridgford church on 22 May 1917, just a few weeks after the death of his brother William and his nephew, William's young son. Charles' father, Henry, was still living at 18 Ayr Street when he died aged 75 on 10 December 1922 (buried 13 December). His widow, Adelaide, probably died in 1924 aged 76 (death registered December Chorlton, Lancashire). Of Charles' five surviving siblings: Ellen died in 1944 at the age of 67 (death registered December Chorlton Lancashire). Laura Gertrude remained unmarried and died in St Mary's Hospital, Scarborough, on 9 January 1955. Administration of her will was awarded to her sister Ellen's son, Rev. Donald Frederick Newns. Arthur died at the age of 79 in 1959 (death registered December Essex south-western) and his widow, Emma, in 1960, also at the age of 79 (death registered September Ilford Essex). Henry died aged 75 in 1963; he was then living at The Hassocks, Queen's Road, Beeston. His wife, Annie, had died some years earlier on 25 October 1959. Florence Adelaide married Frederick Perkins in 1950 and died at the age of 88 on 17 January 1974; she was then living in a rest home in Chilwell, Nottingham.
Attended Mundella school. Member of All Saints church and the 10th Nottingham (All Saints) Company, Boys Brigade. Member University College Nottingham OTC. In 1911 he was an insurance clerk.
18 Jul 1917
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10th Bn The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
He enlisted in Nottingham OTC during first weeks of the war and after receiving his training and commission served in France from 10 February 1916. He was promoted lieutenant in July 1917. He was killed by a machine gun bullet July 18th 1917 while with a wiring party in front of the trenches and is buried in St Nicolas British Cemetery (grave ref II.B.1).
Nottingham Evening Post, 23 July 1917. Roll of Honour. Killed. Lieut. CE Jarvis. Mr and Mrs HB Jarvis, of 18, Ayr-street, Nottingham, have received official intimation from the War Office, accompanied by an expression of regret, of the death in action on July 19th of their youngest son, Lieut. CE Jarvis, of the West Yorks Regiment. Only a few weeks ago his eldest brother, Mr WH Jarvis, was laid to rest in Carrington Cemetery, and this sad news will give rise to deep sorrow among a wide circle of friends. Born 27 years ago, Lieut. Jarvis was educated at Mundella School, and later entered commercial life. He volunteered for service during the first week of the war, was trained with the University College OTC under Capt. Trotman, and was promoted lieutenant in July of last year. He had been on active service in France for a long period, and his commanding officer, in a letter which pays a high tribute to his personal and soldierly characteristics, mentions the pathetic fact that only just prior to his death he had been appointed to the command of a company. The gallant lieutenant lies buried in a cemetery for British Officers a few miles behind the lines.’ (britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) War obituary All Saints Church News, September 1917: 'Charles Edward Jarvis, 18 Ayr street, Lieutenant West Yorkshire Regiment, enlisted in Nottingham OTC, during first weeks of the war, after receiving his training and commission he went to France January (sic) 1916, he was killed by a machine gun bullet July 18th 1917 while with a wiring party in front of the trenches. Communicant of our church, Boys Brigade officer [10th Nottingham (All Saints) BB], etc.' Probate: Jarvis Frederick Holman of 18 Ayr-street Nottingham lithographer died 6 April 1911 Probate Nottingham 2 June to William Henry Jarvis solicitor. Effects £298 9s. 9d. Nottingham Evening Post, 8 November 1915: ‘Jarvis. On the 6th inst. at Scarborough, Kate the dearly loved daughter of Mr and Mrs HB Jarvis of 18 Ayr-street, Nottingham. (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, 15 May 1917: ‘Death of Mr WH Jarvis. A pathetic coincidence. The death took place yesterday, under peculiarly pathetic circumstances, at his residence, Rufford-road, Sherwood, of Mr WH Jarvis, a well-known Nottingham solicitor. Only on Saturday, the youngest of three children, his only son, had passed away, and it is probable that the shock of the bereavement, superimposed upon a painful illness of long duration hastened the father’s end. Mr Jarvis had been unwell for some time, and there is little doubt that his complaint was aggravated by a severe attack of influence, contracted while he was on duty as a special constable for the city. A native of Nottingham, the late Mr Jarvis entered the office of Mr HP Day, on leaving school. He was, later, articled to Mr day, and some years ago became a partner in the practice. A shrewd and painstaking lawyer, he was held in high esteem in the profession. For many years he was an ardent member of the General Committee of the Nottingham Mechanics’ Institution, and had been chairman of it. Only last evening, unaware of his death, his colleagues had expressed sympathy with him and Mrs Jarvis in their bereavement. Ill-health compelled him to resign from the committee in February, of this year, and the members showed their appreciation of his zealous services by electing him vice-president. For several years he was an active member of the Nottingham Branch of the Dickens Fellowship, and he was also connected with the Thoresby Lodge of Freemasons. He was 43 years of age, and leaves a widow and two young daughters.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Probate: Jarvis William Henry of Nottingham solicitor died 14 May 1917, Probate Nottingham 22 May to Margaret Stewart Jarvis widow. Effects £409 0s. 9d. Nottingham Evening Post, 23 May 1917: ‘Jarvis-Wright. On May 22nd at West Bridgford Church by the Rev Hargreaves, Lance-Corporal Henry J Jarvis to Annie I Wright, both of Nottingham (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Marriage registered A/M/J Basford. Probate: Jarvis Charles Edward of Nottingham temporary lieutenant in HM Army died 18 July 1917 in France Administration (with Will) Nottingham 6 November to Henry Bristow Jarvis warehouse manager. Effects £539 17s. 10d. Probate: Jarvis Henry Bristow of 18 Ayr-street Forest-road Nottingham superannuated railway clerk died 10 December 1922 Probate Nottingham 10 January to Arthur Jarvis commercial traveller. Effects £480 3s. 1d. Probate: Jarvis Laura Gertrude of St Mary’s Hospital Scarborough spinster died 9 January 1955 Probate York 21 January to the reverend Donald Frederick Newns clerk. Effects £157 0s. 4d. Probate: Jarvis Henry James of The Hassocks Queens Road East Beeston Nottinghamshire died 14 November 1963 Probate Birmingham 23 January to Peter Jarvis solicitor. £3799 Probate: Perkins Florence Adelaide of Lyndon Rest Home 59 Grove Avenue Chilwell Beeston Nottinghamshire died 17 January 1974 Probate Birmingham 6 March £5706
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