Photograph and extra information courtesy of Christine.

Born: 13th February 1914, Ipswich.

Died: 8th January 1941; age: 26; at Norwich, Norfolk, from a head injury. A group all climbed into the back of an army vehicle, someone knocked on the side of vehicle for it to move off, but as Charles wasn’t yet seated, and with the vehicle jolting he fell from the back and sustained fatal head injury.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 1623956.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 458 Battery, 69 (10th Battalion. The Royal Fusiliers City of London Regiment) Searchlight Regiment.


Grave Reference:

Rushmere St. Andrew Churchyard,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Arthur & Rose Caley; husband of Marjorie E.G. Caley, of Ipswich.


Paternal cousin to GEORGE CALEY.


Father: Arthur Edward Caley, born July 1882, Great Blakenham, Suffolk.

Mother: Rose Emma Caley (nee James), born March 1879, Ipswich.


In 1939, Ipswich, Charles married Marjorie Eugenie G. Andrews, born June 1907, Kelsale, Suffolk – daughter of Alfred James Wayling Andrews, a grocer – own account and Sarah Jeanette Andrews (nee Galdwell), of 468, Spring Road, Ipswich.



Charles was a Builder’s Labourer. He and Marjorie were living with his parents at the family home – 45, Ruskin Road, Ipswich.

Arthur, a Builder’s Labourer.

Rose, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Charles, a Builder’s Labourer.

Marjorie, unpaid Domestic Duties.



Charles is also remembered on the war memorial at Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.


1938.11.01 10th (3rd City of London) Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (City Of London Regiment) (69th Searchlight Regiment)

Consisted of 456, 457, 458 Companies

1940.08.01 69th Searchlight Regiment RA(3RD City of London)

consisted of

456 Bty at London W2

457 Bty at London W2

458 Bty at London W2

At some stage 458 Bty were stationed at Hayling Island.


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