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Charles Dabell was the eldest son of Charles and Emma Dabell (née Freeman). Charles Dabell snr was born in 1863 at Nottingham. He married Emma Freeman, born 1861, at Nottingham in 1883. They lived at 10 Carey’s Yard, Coalpit Lane, Nottingham. According to the 1911 Census, they had thirteen children, eleven surviving infancy (listed 1891, 1901 and 1911): Emma b.1884, Charles b.1885, Harriett b.1888, William b.1889 (killed in action 15/9/1916), Rose b.1891, Florence b.1894, Thomas Edwin b.1896 (killed in action 1/7/1916), Francis b.1897, Alice b.1901 and Annie b.1906. In 1911, the family lived at 15, Taylor Street. Charles snr. was a general hawker, Emma a lace hand, Florrie a lace clipper and Tom a bottle washer.
Charles was a hawker on enlistment.
31 Mar 1917
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11 Bombay Street St Ann's Well Road Nottingham
1st Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Formerly 43576 Sherwood Foresters Charles Dabell attested at Nottingham on 1st March 1916. He was posted to the Reserves and was mobilised on 17th April 1916. He was posted to the Sherwood Foresters Regiment with the service number 43576. On 8th August 1916 he was declared a deserter. However on the 2nd November 1916 he rejoined the unit, embarking for France on 20th December 1916 and disembarking the following day. On 19th December he was posted to the 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. He was killed in action 31st March 1917 and buried in Vermelles British Cemetery (Grave Reference: VI.A).
Dabell's pension record cites a dependent Eliza Freeman of 15 Laurel Street, Dame Agnes Street, Nottingham, the guardian of his illegitimate child.
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