Born: 1878, Netteswell Cross, Essex.

Baptised: 22nd June 1879, at St. Andrew’s Church, Netteswell Cross, Essex.

Died on or since death presumed: 3rd May 1917; age 39; KiA.

Residence: 77, Surbiton Road, Ipswich.

Employed: a Postman – General Post Office

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 31166

Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment, 7th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:IMG_6760

Bay 5.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of A.M.Armer, of 77, Surbiton Road, Ipswich.




1881   Netteswell Cross, Essex.


Charles was 2 years old and living with his mother & siblings.

Jane Armer (nee Palmer), 42, born Harlow, Essex.

George Armer, 16, an Agricultural Labourer, born Harlow.

Annie Jane Armer, 11, born Netteswell Cross.

Alfred James Armer, 9, born Netteswell Cross.

Henry Armer, 6, born Netteswell Cross.


1891   Netteswell Cross, Essex.


Charles was 11 years old and living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Jane, 53, a Laundress – own account.

Annie, 21, a Laundress – own account.

Henry, 15, a Core Maker – Iron Foundry.


1901   Netteswell Cross, Essex.


Charles was 21 years old, a Rural Postman. He was living with his widowed mother.

Jane, 65, a Letter Carrier.


1911   77, Surbiton Road, Ipswich.


Charles was 31 years old, a Postman for the General Post Office. He was living with his wife.

Alice, 27.


In 1908, in Ipswich, Charles married Alice Maud Berry, born May 1883, Wellington Street, Ipswich – daughter of John Berry, a town postman for the G.P.O., and Jane Berry (nee Lockwood), a laundress – own account, of 41, Windsor Road, Ipswich.


Charles’s father was James Armer, born 1831, Harlow, Essex. His mother Jane Armer died 1917, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alice M. Armer – widow.

post office

Charles is also remembered on the war memorial at the Royal Mail Centre, Commercial Road, Ipswich.


THE BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT 7th (Service) Battalion: 

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