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Kirton in Lindsey, Lincolnshire
Charles Arthur Haxby was born in Kirton in Lindsey in 1885 like his elder brother Henry. Their parents were Thomas and Lily Haxby (nee Borrall) who had married in 1882. Thomas Haxby was a miller, a job which he remained doing all his working life. By 1889 they had moved from Kirton to Haughton in Nottinghamshire, living at Haughton Mill. The couple had two more children here, Margaret born 1889 and Wilfred born 1907. By 1911, Charles was following his father’s trade as a miller. It appears that Charles had two children with Mary Jane Laughton from nearby Walesby. The first being Mary Haxby Laughton on the 30th Nov 1912 and Daisy Haxby on 8th February 1914. The couple subsequently married on 1st November 1914 at her home town of Walesby.
03 May 1917
785882 - CWGC Website
2/4th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
Prior to the war, Charles spent three years in the Notts and Derby Volunteer Force and on the 10 December 1915 was attested and placed on the reserve. It was ten months later on the 14 October 1916 before he was mobilised and was sent to France on the 14 January 1917, disembarking at Havre on the next day. He spent 110 days there before he went missing in the field and was regarded as having died in action on the 3rd May 1917 for official purposes. His death occurred during the time of the Arras offensive. His body was never found so he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial His wife was awarded a pension of 22/11d per week as from 7th January 1918 for herself and two children.
Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
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