Other names: Reginald Charles
Locations in this story: Donhead St. Andrew, WiltshireIslington, LondonPortsmouth, HampshirePaddington, LondonMere, Wiltshire
Story: Reginald Charles Charlton was born in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, on 30 Sep 1881 and baptised there on 6 Nov 1881 the son of Henry Charlton, a Schoolmaster, and Abigail Charlton (nee Howell). He lived his early life in Lower Street, Donhead St. Andrew, until by 1901 he had moved to Islington, London, where he was boarding out whilst working as a Warehouseman. He married May Henley in Portsmouth, Hampshire, in 1911. He enlisted with the Royal Naval Air Service on 25 May 1916 (Service No. F15038) and later transferred to the newly formed Royal Air Force on1 Apr 1918 with Service No. 215038. He served in the UK only and was eventually discharged on 15 Feb 1919. His wife regrettably died in 1923 at the time of the birth of their second child who also died. By the time of the 1939 Register Reginald was living at 85 Waverley Walk, Paddington, London. He remarried Kathleen Keating in the Mere, Wiltshire, Registry area in 1942. He died in Mere in 1948.