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Charles Townley

Geddington Roll of Honour 1914-18


TOWNLEY, Charles

Rank: Driver
Service No: 234526
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery – 210th Brigade – H.Q.
Date of Death: 09/11/1918 – Died of pneumonia following wounds, aged 24
Cemetery: Geddington (St. Mary Magdalene) Churchyard – Grave: North of church Ref: C70
Memorial Inscription: 234526 Driver CHARLES TOWNLEY, Royal Field Artillery, 9th November 1918 aged 24.
‘He fought the fight, The victory won, And entered into rest.’
War Office Information: Son of Samuel and Ruth Townley, of Wood Street, Geddington.


Personal Information

Parents: Samuel Lee and Ruth Townley (nee Mace)
Samuel Lee Townley; b. 1864 in Geddington, d. 1921
Ruth Mace, b. 1865 in Gamlingay; d. 1936
Siblings: Isabel Townley 1896-1943
Mabel Townley 1896
Frederick (see his entry)

Born: Q2 1894, Kettering, Vol. 3b, Page 202
Baptised: 24 June 1894, Geddington (Ref: FHL Film No: 6127507 Page 174)


Census Information

1901 Census: Wood Road [sic], Geddington
Samuel Townley (father); Aged 37; carpenter; b. Geddington
Ruth Townley (mother); Aged 37; b. Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire
Charles Townley; Aged 6; b. Geddington
Mabel Townley (sister); Aged 5; b. Geddington
Frederick Townley (brother); Aged 2; b. Geddington
Dinah Townley (grandmother); Aged 83; b. Geddington
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 1446; Folio: 118; Page: 4.

1911 Census: Wood Street, Geddington
Sidney Townley (father); Aged 47; estate carpenter – married 17 years
Ruth Townley (mother); Aged 47 – 3 children (all living)
Charles Townley; Aged 16; farm labourer
Isobel Townley (sister); Aged 15
Fred Townley (brother); Aged 12
Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 8565; Schedule Number: 101.

Probate: 7 Oct 1919 ñ London
TOWNLEY Charles of Wood-street Geddington Northamptonshire died 9 November 1918 at the General Hospital York Administration London 7 October to Samuel Lee Townley joiner. Effects £92 18s 11d.


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