Watkin, Charles Henry

Corporal, Charles Henry Watkin, Machine Gun Corps

BORN HULL 1886. SON OF GEORGE WATKIN & MARY ELIZABETH ETHERINGTON. ONE OF ELEVEN CHILDREN. HIS FATHER DIED IN 1915. HE MARRIED AT HULL, IN APRIL 1913. HIS WIFE ELSIE (BLACKBOURNE) & DAUGHTER PHYLLIS – 13 ROSEBURY STREET, HULL. BEFORE THE WAR HE WAS A SHIPPING CLERK, WITH MESSRS W. TULLEY & COMPANY.

HE ENLISTED IN HULL. FOMERLY, PRIVATE, 20420, EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. TRANSFERRED TO THE 58TH COMPANY, MACHINE GUN CORPS. KILLED IN ACTION ON 21ST MARCH 1918 DURING THE GERMAN SPRING OFFENSIVE. HE WAS AGED 31. HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE POZIERES MEMORIAL, FRANCE. HE IS REMEMBERED ON THE FAMILY GRAVE AT HULL WESTERN CEMETERY.

HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS WIDOW ELSIE.

HE WAS REPORTED MISSING IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 14/05/1918. *


First name:
CHARLES HENRY
Military Number:
65900
Rank:
Corporal
Date Died
21/03/1918
Place died:
Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
Age:
31
12 PITT STREET, ALBERT AVENUE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK