Other names: Charles
Locations in this story: Iwerne Minster, DorsetLindfield, SussexHaywards Heath, SussexCuckfield, SussexLewes, Sussex
Story: Charles Kingsbury was born in Iwerne Minster, Dorset, on 19th May 1875 and baptised there on 1st August 1875, the son of George Kingsbury and Melina Kingsbury (née Northover). He lived his early life in Iwerne Minster but by 1891 had moved to Lindfield, Sussex. Here he married Eliza Reeves on 8th June 1901 and they went on to have five children. By 1911 he had moved to Haywards Heath and was working as a Commercial Traveller. He enlisted on 8th December 1915 but his mobilization was delayed until 21st June 1918 when he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps as Private (Service No. 154264). He served in the UK only at the 'C' Company Depot and was discharged on 31st January 1919. There are no medal records. By the 1939 Register he was living at 31 Queens Road, Cuckfield, Sussex, and was working as a Grocer's Assistant. His death is recorded in the Lewes, Sussex, Registry in 1957.