CHARLES JOHN WATERS

 

 

Born: 1887, St. John’s, Ipswich.

Died: 15th July 1918; age 31; KiA.

Residence: 173, Woodville Road, Ipswich.

First Enlistment: Location: Ipswich; Date: 26th March 1909; Age: 22 years & 1 month; Address: 40, Lady lane, Ipswich; Occupation: Carpenter – Ipswich Corporation; Next of Kin: father – Charles Waters, of 15, Cemetery Road, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 8 ins. Discharged 25th March 1916 in consequence of the termination of the period of his engagement. Served 7 years.

Re-Enlistment Location: Ipswich. Date: 5th August 1914.

Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 398692

Regiment: Corps of Royal Engineers, 212th Field Coy.

Formerly Private, 1044, Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

II. A. 3.

Hagle Dump Cemetery,

West- Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   38, Alexandria Road, Ipswich.

 

Charles was 4 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Charles Herbert Waters, 31, a Carpenter & Joiner; born Framlingham, Suffolk.

Alice Sophia Waters (nee Ward), 27, a Teacher of Music; born Ipswich.

Frank Sherwood Waters, 6, born Ipswich.

Herbert Garrett Waters, 1, born Ipswich.

1 young visitor.

 

1901   15, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.

 

Charles was 14 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 41,  a Builders Foreman.

Alice, 37.

Frank, 16, a Carpenters Apprentice.

Herbert, 11.

Raymond Ward Waters, 8, born Ipswich.

Winifred Alice Waters, 4, born Ipswich.

Claude Rootsey Waters, 2, born Ipswich.

 

1911   42, Lady Lane, Ipswich.

 

Charles was 24 years old, a Water Fitter Tester & Storekeeper for the Borough Council Corporation. He was married and Head of the Household.

May Marie Waters, 21.

Charles Robert Waters, 1.

 

On the 6th  June 1909, at St. Matthews Church, Ipswich, Charles, married May Marie Bloom, born 1889, Ipswich. They had 3 children:

Charles Robert Waters, born 1910, Ipswich.

Muriel May Waters, born 1912, Ipswich.

Lilian Alice Waters, born 1914, Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to May M. Waters – widow.

 

Charles is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.

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Corps of Royal Engineers, 212th Field Coy

 

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