Charles Kingsbury

Surname: Kingsbury
Other names: Charles
Other people in this story:
George KIngsbury
Melina Kingsbury née Northover
Eliza Kingsbury née Reeves
Locations in this story:
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Lindfield, Sussex
Haywards Heath, Sussex
Cuckfield, Sussex
Lewes, Sussex

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 Cuckfield, Sussex.  He married Eliza Reeves on 8th June 1901 at Lindfield Parish Church, Sussex and they went on to have five children.  By 1911 he had moved to Haywards Heath, Sussex, 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. Whilst no 1921 Census records can be found the 1921 Electoral Register shows him living at 31 Queens Road, Cuckfield, Sussex, which address carried over to the 1939 Register working as a Grocer's Assistant.  His death is recorded in the Lewes, Sussex, Registry in 1957.


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