Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury 2

Charles Stone Mansfield

Surname: Mansfield
Other names: Charles Stone
Other people in this story:
William Charles Mansfield
Mary Elizabeth. Mansfield née Stone
Mary Ann Mansfield née Jones
Thomas Mansfield
Locations in this story:
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
St. Pancras, London
Wolverton Avenue, Kingston on Thames, Surrey
Ifracombe, Devon

Charles Stone Mansfield was born in Shaftesbury in 1860 the son of William Charles Mansfield and Mary Elizabeth Mansfield (née Stone).  He lived his early life in Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, until moving to St. Pancras, London prior to 1880 to work as a Railway Clerk.  He married Mary Ann Jones on 6th July 1880 in St. Pancras, London, and they went on to have nine children.   By 1911 Charles' family had moved to Kingston on Thames, Surrey.   He enlisted on 4th November 1914 at 54 years of age and joined the 59th Company of the Royal Defence Corps (Service No. 35198).  He transferred to the 61st Company and was promoted to Lance Corporal.  He served in the UK only mainly on Pow Camp duties and was eventually discharged on 2nd March 1919.  There are no medal records for this soldier.  In 1921 the Census shows him described as a Visitor with his wife at 46 Station Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, working as a Railway Accountant. He died on 30th January 1933 at 20 Wolverton Avenue, Kingston on Thames, Surrey.  (Charles' brother Thomas (b.1871) served with the East Surrey Regiment in the conflict.)


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Thomas Mansfield
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