PAGE, Charles

Lance Corporal Charles Page
32004 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment

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Photo:  Courtesy Betsy Hewitt (nee Page) niece of Charles.

Charles was was born in 1899 in Jacksdale, Notts son of George Sydney Price an ironworks labourer originating from Keysoe, Bedfordshire and his wife Fanny Frances Beeby, born Sheffield, Newhall. In 1901 the family was living at Stone Row, Jacksdale but by 1911 had moved to Albert Avenue.

Charles’ parents had 14 children, of whom 12 had survived by 1911. Children were Samuel, George, Joseph, Ruth, John Thomas, Henry, Lily and Charles (twins), Albert, William, Frank and Francis. His mother Frances was a Red Cross nurse in WW1 and his sisters Ruth and Lily were also nurses.

Charles enlisted on 26th October 1916 serving for nearly two and a half years and attaining the rank of Lance Corporal. He was discharged on 28th March 1919 as sick and no longer physically fit for war service.

He remained a bachelor and after WW1 kept a barbers shop immediately across the road from Jacksdale School. He later built a timber shop on the ‘common’ at Pye Hill, near Knightsbridge Garage.