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Eckington Derbyshire
Charles Henry Lewis was born in 1897 at Eckington, Derbyshire and was the son of William a coal miner and his first wife the late Rose Hannah Lewis née Swift of 13 Kennington Road, Radford. His father William was born in 1866 at Stavely, Derbyshire and his mother Rose Hannah Swift was born in 1872 at Worksop she died in 1914 aged 42 yrs, they were married on 25th December 1895 at Eckington and went on to have 9 children, two of which died in infancy or early childhood, their children were, Joseph b1897, Charles Henry b1897 and Frank b1898 all were born in Eckington, their remaining children were all born in Shirebrook and were Fanny b1901, William b1903, Albert b1904, Rose Emma b1907, Ruth May b1908 John b1910 and George b1914. In the 1911 census the family lived at 63 Cavendish Street Shirebrook Mansfield and were shown as William 45 yrs a coal miner hewer, he is living with is wife Rose Hannah 39 yrs and their children, Charles Henry 14 yrs a locker down coal miner, Fanny 10 yrs a scholar, William 8 yrs a scholar, Albert 7 yrs a scholar, Rose Emma 4 yrs, Ruth May 3yrs and John 1 year old. His father William re married Ada Henton in 1915 their marriage was recorded in the Worksop Registration district, they eventually went to live at 3 Whaley Common, Langwith.
He was a locker down in 1911.
20 Oct 1917
835829 - CWGC Website
63 Cavendish Street, Shirebrook.
15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Charles Henry Lewis enlisted on 26th May 1915 at Chesterfield, he gave his age as 19 yrs 8 months his address as 63 Cavendish Street, Shirebrook and his occupation as coal miner, his next of kin was his father William of the same address. He was posted to the Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He landed in France on 6th March 1916 and on 28th May 1916 was wounded a gunshot wound to the head and admitted to the 33rd casualty clearing station. He was returned to England via Calais on 7th June 1916. He recovered from his wounds and on 31st December 1916 returned to France. He was killed in action on 20th October 1917 and having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.
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