Charles Wareham

Date of birth:                       1869
Place of birth:                     Chelton, Hampshire
Service No.:                         17531
Rank:                                      Private
Regiment / Division:       Hampshire Regiment
Battalion:                              2nd Battalion
Died:                                       19th November 1915 aged 46 years
Death Location:                 Gallipoli

Life before the War
Charles was born 1869 in Chelton, Hampshire to parents David, who was born 21st January 1848 in Micheldever and died 13th June 1921, and Ann, nee Mitchell, born 1842 and died 1913,who married 1865 in Southampton.

His 7 siblings were:

Anne                           b.1867
Thomas Ernest      b.1868
Sarah Jane               b.1873
Ellen                           b.1875
Harry                         b.1876
Beatrice Amy         b.1879
William David        b.1882

In 1871 Charles, with his parents and siblings, was living at Chilcomb, Hampshire.  His father was working as a Carter.

The family had moved to Buriton Village, Hampshire by the 1881 census.  David and his son Thomas were employed as Labourers in the Lime Kilns.

By 1891 the family had moved again to Newborn Road, Crawley, Hampshire.  David and son Harry were Farm Servants Carters.

David with his wife Ann, son William and married daughter Sarah with her two children had moved to Southampton and were living at 19 Britton Road, St. Mary’s Parish by 1901.  David and William were both working as General Labourers.

In 1911 David, though showing he is married, is living by himself at 75 College Street, Southampton.  He was employed as a Carter.  He states that he and his wife had 10 children in total but 4 had died prior to 1911.  His wife was living at 41 Thomas Street, Landport, Portsmouth with her daughter Sarah and her family.

There is no trace of Charles after the 1881 census.

War Service

Name:                                      Charles Wareham
Birth Place:                           Chelton, Hants
Residence:                             Southampton
Death Date:                           19 Nov 1915
Death Location:                  Gallipoli
Enlistment Location:        Devizes, Wilts
Rank:                                       Private
Regiment:                              Hampshire Regiment
Battalion:                               2nd Battalion
Number:                                 17531
Type of Casualty:               Killed in action
Theatre of War:                  Balkan Theatre

Charles was sent to the Balkans on the 24th August 1915 and was killed in action on 19th November 1915.  He was entitled to the 1915 Star, British Service and Victory Medals.

His next of kin were his parents David and Ann Wareham, of 6 Elm Street, Southampton

Charles is Remembered with Honour at the Azmak Cemetery, Suvla, Turkey (including Gallipoli)

Azmak Cemetery Memorial Register:
“Wareham, Pte. C., 17531. 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regt. Age 46. Son of David and Ann Wareham, of 6, Elm St., Southampton. II C. 2”.

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