Other names: Charles Victor
Locations in this story: East Knoyle, WiltshireFrance & FlandersTisbury, WiltshireHindon, Wiltshire
Story: Charles Victor Tanswell was born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, on 7 Feb 1892 and baptised there on 12 Mar 1893 the son of John Tanswell and Louisa Tanswell (nee Snook). He lived all his early life in and around East Knoyle. He had enlisted on the 11 Dec 1915 and joined the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 22739). He served in France and Flanders where he received gun shot wounds to the left arm. He was adjudged to be no longer physically fit to continue in service and discharged on 3 May 1917 and awarded the Silver War Badge No. 173796 as well as the Victory and British War Medals. In addition he was granted a life pension. He married Alice Beckett in the Tisbury, Wiltshire, Registration area in 1920. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living in High Street, Hindon, Wiltshire, working as a Painter and Decorator. His death was recorded on 30 Mar 1968 at the same address. Of his brothers, Robert Stanley Tanswell was killed in action whilst Oliver David Tanswell and Henry Harold Tanswell both served and survived the conflict.