Born: 1899, Clopton, Suffolk.

Died: 23rd August 1918; age 19; KiA.

Residence: Pear Tree Lodge, Britannia Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 44068

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 10th Battalion.

Formerly 11755, Bedfordshire Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension,






1901   Farm House, Grundisburgh, Suffolk.


Charles was a year old and living with his maternal grandparents, aunt & uncles.

George Whatling, 61, an Agricultral labourer, born Horham, Suffolk.

Harriet Whatling (nee Whiting), 49, born Badingham, Suffolk.

William George Whating, 26, an Agricultural Labourer, born Laxfield, Suffolk.

James Isaac Whatling, 22, Horseman on Farm, born Denham, Suffolk.

Ruth Ann Whatling, 17, born Denham.

Arthur Lee Whatling, 15, an Agricultural Labourer, born Denham.

Jubilee John Whatling, 13, a Stockman on Farm, born Parham, Suffolk.


1911   The Street, Grundisburgh, Suffolk.


Charles was 11 years old and living with his widowed maternal grandfather & uncles.

George, 71, a  Labourer on Farm.

William, 38, a Labourer on Farm.

Arthur, 25, a Labourer on Farm.

Jubilee, 23, a Labourer on Farm.


Charles’s grandmother, Harriet Whatling died 1910, Grundisburgh, and his grandfather, George Whatling died 1914, Grundisburgh.


Father: Charles Henry Andrews, born May 1867, Falkenham, Suffolk, a Farm Labourer.

Mother: Julia Jane Andrews (nee Whatling), born February 1875, Middleton, Suffolk. They made their family home with Charles’s siblings at Clopton, and later at Grundisburgh.


Foster mother – Esther Frances Finbow (nee Neaves), was born 1855, London, wife of Charles Finbow, of Mendlesham, Suffolk. They moved their family home around for Charles’s work, before making their home at Pear Tree Lodge, Britannia Road, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Esther F. Finbow – foster mother.


Charles’s maternal uncle Jubilee John Whatling also lost his life during the war. He was killed in action between the 9th April 1918 – 19th April 1918. Jubilee was ranked a Private, service number 44066 for the Suffolk Regiment, 11th Battalion. He is commemorated on the Ploegstreert Memorial, Belgium.


Charles and Jubilee are both remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary’s Churchyard, Grundisburgh, Suffolk.


THE ESSEX REGIMENT 10th (Service) Battalion:

One Comment

  • Hello
    Have you got a photo of Charles William Andrews because itbelong my mother in law’s late uncle.
    Kindly Thanks
    Mr John Mott.


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