Charles Weaver


Private 16/1631, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Died 1st July 1916 aged 25

Buried Serre Road Cemetery No.1, Pas de Calais, France

Husband of Grace Weaver

Lived 37, Upper Beauregard Street, Heckmondwike

Charles was born in Witney in Oxfordshire in Jan/Feb/Mar 1891. His parents were John Weaver and Eliza nee Fardon. He had 6 older brothers and one older sister all born in Oxfordshire. Another sister Rose was born in 1894 and shortly after this the family moved to Heckmondwike where they were living on Upper Beauregard Street in 1901. However, their father, John, was not with the family in 1901. Their mother Eliza died in 1908 and in 1911, the rest of Charles's brothers and sisters had married, leaving Charles living with his brother Stephen at Croft Street , Heckmondwike. They had Thomas Peter Radbone and his family living with them as boarders. The Radbones were also from Oxfordshire and Thomas Peter was the uncle of Charles Radbone.

On October 26th 1912, at St. James’s Parish Church Heckmondwike, Charles married Grace Goodall. They had a daughter, Rose, born Oct/Nov/Dec 1913.

Charles enlisted in the Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). He was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He is buried at Serre Road Cemetery No. 1 about 20 km South of Arras. His grave is given as Section 5 Row D3.

His name is also on St. James’s Parish Church War Memorial and St. Saviour’s Church War Memorial. He was awarded the War Medal and the Victory Medal.{MA-142}

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