Charles Edward / Edwin Macey.

Date of birth:                  1896PoppiesPlace of birth:                 Shirley, Southampton
Service No.:                     9469
Rank:                                   Private
Regiment / Division:   Hampshire Regiment
Died:                                    18th September 1915 aged 20 years
Death Location:             Gallipoli

Life before the War


Charles’s father William was born in 1876 in Gibraltar into a military family he died in 1952.

His mother Fanny Elizabeth nee Masters was born in 1875 Shirley, Southampton and died in 1951.

William married Fanny Elizabeth in 1894. Frederick was the eldest child and had nine siblings:

Frederick William b.1894 d.23rd April 1917 (war casualty)
Gladys Winifred b.3rd February 1898 d.March1985 (didn’t marry)
Violet Georgina b.1900 d.1903
Maggie b.1904, married Stewart Park in 1928
Ruth Elizabeth b.8th March 1906, married Charles W Bruton in 1929, d.2000
Blanche b.1908 d.1940 (didn’t marry)

In the 1901 census, the Macey family were living at 28, Regent Street, Shirley, Southampton. William was a General Labourer.

In the 1911 cesus the family were now at 1, Didcot Road. William was still employed as a General Labourer and sons Frederick and Charles were both Butchers.

War Service

Name: Charles Edwin Macey
Birth Place: Shirley, Hants
Residence: Shirley, Hants
Death Date: 18 Sep 1915
Death Location: Gallipoli
Enlistment Location: Winchester
Rank: Private
Regiment: Hampshire Regiment
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Number: 9469
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Balkan Theatre

Charles is Remembered with Honour at the Green Hill Cemetery, Turkey (Gallipoli)charles macy

“Macey, Pte. Charlie Edward 9469. 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regt. 18th Sept., 1915. Age 20.
Son of William and Fanny Elizabeth Macey, of 1, Didcot Rd., Shirley Southampton. Reference II. A. 8”

Charles was entitled to the 1914 Star, the General Service and Victory Medals.

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