Remembered with honour Arras Memorial: Bay 5.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 26 July 1915, and was killed or died of wounds received in action during the Battle of Arras – an unsuccessful attack on Cherisy. Unfortunately, Charles’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Elizabeth Jane (nee GRANT) WAITE of Watford, and the late Richard Walter WAITE.
His parents married 1872 in the Hastings, Sussex, district. Richard died 1910 in Watford aged 64, and was buried 5 December in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Elizabeth died 1928 in Watford aged 76, and was buried 1 February, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Charles was born 23 May 1892 in Watford, and baptised 6 September 1893 at St Mary’s, Watford. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 8 he lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a bricklayer’s labourer aged 18, he still lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and three siblings.
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