Other names: Charles Ivor
Locations in this story: Minchington, Farnham, DorsetNewtown, Farnham, DorsetWimbledon, SurreyBedford, BedfordshireKempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire
Story: Charles Ivor Ferrett was born in Minchington, Farnham, Dorset, on 13 Jun 1890 the son of Charles Ferrett and Ellen Ferrett (nee Rymand). He spent his early life in and around Minchington and Newtown, Farnham. He had enlisted with the Scots Guards as a Private on 12 Feb 1909 (Service No. 7381). He eventually rose to the rank of Lance Corporal and served overseas, though it is not known where. Whilst serving he received wounds and was eventually discharged on 8 Jul 1917 and awarded the Silver War Badge No. 201259 as well as the Victory and British War Medals. He had married Edith Eliza Dilley at Holy Trinity Church, Wimbledon, Surrey, on 20 Jun 1914. Regrettably Edith died in 1918. Charles went on to remarry Lilian Elizabeth Potter (nee Keech) (whose husband, Charles George Potter, had died in 1914). The marriage was recorded at the Bedford, Bedfordshire, Registry during 1922. By the time of the 1939 Register Charles was living at 56 Hugh Street, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, working as a General Labourer. His death was recorded in Bedford during 1979.