Born: 1877, Barrow, Suffolk.

Died: 24th August 1902; age 25; at Potchefstroom, North West Province of South Africa.

Residence: 8, Battley’s Yard, Westgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Occupation: a Butcher.

Enlistment Date: 18th August 1894.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 3911.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Clasps Awarded: Transvaal + South Africa 1902.




1881   Thingoe Union House, Hospital Road, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


Charles was 5 years old, and living with his mother & brothers. They were Paupers at the Workhouse.

Maria Turner, 32, a Factory Hand, born Denham, Suffolk.

Henry Turner, 7, born Denham.

George William Turner, 2, born Barrow, Suffolk.


Whilst at the Thingoe Union Workhouse, on the 6th January 1883, Charles’s 10 month old brother died.


1891   22, Risbygate Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


Charles was 14 years old, an Errand Boy. He was living with his mother & step father & brothers. Charles and his brothers were now using Double as their surname.

Charles Francis Double, 42, a Bricklayer’s Labourer, born Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Maria Double, 41.

George Double, 11.

Ernest Edward Turner Double, 6, born Bury St. Edmunds.


1901   4, School Hall Lane, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


Charles was 25 years old, a Butcher’s Shop Assistant. He was a Boarder at the family home of 70 year old, David Murrell, a Pensioner – Local Town Council.


Charles’s step father Charles Francis Double died July 1894, at 22, Risbygate Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Maria Smith – mother.

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