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.
|Name:||Charles Edwin Macey|
|Birth Place:||Shirley, Hants|
|Death Date:||18 Sep 1915|
|Type of Casualty:||Killed in action|
|Theatre of War:||Balkan Theatre|
“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.