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Charles was born in Southwell in 1899 and was the son of Alfred a domestic gardener and Jane Wiles of 18 Querneby Road, Mapperley. His siblings were Alfred, Jesse, George, Ethel, Dorothy, Margaret and Janet. In the 1911 census when Charles is 12 years of age , he is living with his family at new Hill, Farnsfield, Southwell he is a scholar at this time.
25 Oct 1918
479087 - CWGC Website
18 Querneby Road, Mapperley, Nottingham
15/17th Bn The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Charles enlisted in Nottingham on 21st September 1916 and was placed onto the Army reserve the following day 22nd September 1916. At this time he gave his age as 17 years and 175 days his occupation as that of shopkeeper, his address as 18 Querneby Road, Mapperley and his father Alfred as next of kin. On 1st May 1917 he had a medical and was mobilised, he initially joined the Sherwood Foresters Regiment with service number 85298. On 1st April 1918 he was transferred to the West Yorkshire Regiment. On 29th June 1918 he was wounded with a gun shot wound to his left thigh and was treated at Etaples military Hospital. He returned to his battalion on 25th August 1918 and was later killed in action on 25th October 1918. He is buried in Estaimbourg Church yard, Belgium.
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