Charles is remembered on the war memorial at St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich.


Born: 1880, Mendlesham, Suffolk.

Died: 28th April 1917; age: 37; KiA.

Enlistment:Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 41433.

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 13th Battalion.

Formerly 6645, Cambridgeshire Regiment.


Memorial Reference:

Bay 7.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of M.A.Davey, of 88, Freehold Road, St. John’s, Ipswich.




1881   Front Street, Mendlesham, Suffolk.


Charles was 5 months old and living with his widowed, paternal grandmother, aunt, uncle & brother.

Charlotte Davey (nee Buckle), 54, a Tailoress, born Mendlesham.

George Davey, 21, an Agricultural Labourer, born Mendlesham.

Mary Davey, 13, born Mendlesham.

Walter Davey, 5, born Brockford.


1891   Front Street, Mendlesham, Suffolk.


Charles was 10 years old and living with his grandmother & brother.

Charlotte, 64.

Walter, 15, an Agricultural Labourer.


1901   Crammers Green, Walsham le Willows, Suffolk.


Charles was 20 years old, a Painter & Glazier. He was lodging with 72 year old, George Frost, an Agent – Tea – own account.


1911   88, Freehold Road, St. John’s, Ipswich.


Charles was 30 years old, a House Painter. He was married and Head of the Household.

Martha Ann, 29.

Gladys, 7.

Christopher, 6.


In 1902, Hartismere, Suffolk, Charles married Martha Ann Jenkins, born 1881, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales. They had 3 children:

Gladys Charlotte Mary Davey, born 1903, Ipswich.

Christopher Charles Davey, born 1905, Ipswich.

Oliver Jack Davey, born 1914, Ipswich.


Charles’s grandmother, Charlotte Davey, died 1904, Mendlesham, Suffolk.

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