Wykes, C E
CHARLES EDGAR WYKES
Remembered with honour Hemel Hempstead (Heath Lane) Cemetery: Plot Ma, Grave 12.
He was selected on probation as Equipment Officer Royal Flying Corps 28 February 1917: a banker of West Norwood, London S.E. He was appointed Lieutenant 1 April 1918, and his death was caused through fire in the Main Stores, Newcastle.
There are articles about Charles in: the Shields Daily News dated 15 August 1918; the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 24 August 1918; the Newcastle Daily Journal dated 29 August 1918; the Newcastle Journal and the Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough both dated 7 September 1918.
Son of Thomas and Alice (nee WELLS) WYKES; husband of Mabel Christine (nee PARSONS) WYKES.
His parents married 25 December 1882 at St Paul’s, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Thomas died 18 December 1932 in Hemel Hempstead aged 72, and was buried 21 December in Heath Lane Cemetery, Hemel Hempstead; Alice died 1946 in the Lewisham, London, district aged 83, and was buried 13 February, also in Heath Lane Cemetery.
Charles was born 12 December 1886 in Hemel Hempstead, and baptised 20 March 1887 at St Paul’s, Hemel Hempstead. He attended Watford Grammar School from February 1900 to April 1901. He married 22 May 1915 at St Pancras Parish Church, London; was a banker with the National Bank of India, Bishopsgate, London E.C. from 1908 to 1917, and was buried 19 August. Mabel remarried 25 August 1923 at St Luke’s, West Norwood, to Herbert William PAYNE, and died 25 April 1980 in the Epping Forest, Essex, district aged 94.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 4 he lived in Hemel Hempstead, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 14 he still lived in Hemel Hempstead, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a bank clerk aged 24, he still lived in Hemel Hempstead, with his parents and one sibling.
Date of death13/08/1918
Age at death31
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)