Friday, June 29, 2012

Private Charles Stenson 16567, 16302

There were 3 entries for Charles Stenson on the CWGC, only one of them had no middle name and his 'other information' showed that he was from Liverpool. Neither of the other 2 were from Liverpool.

Charles Stenson was born in 1881 in Liverpool, his CWGC entry shows his parents' names were Thomas and Sarah Jane.

In the 1891 census the family lived at 8 Blair St, Thomas was a house decorator. Charles was 10 and a scholar (although ancestry have his age transcribed as 19 years)

In the 1901 census (below) Charles was a boarder at the house of his brother Thomas in Manchester. Charles was working as a railway carriage painter.

On 5th August 1901 Charles Stenson married Georgina Andrew at St Matthew's Church in Toxteth. The certificate (below) shows that Charles was aged 20, a painter and decorator and lived at 14 Upper Harrington Street. His father, Tom Stenson, was also a painter and decorator.  Georgina was 19 and worked as a general servant, she lived at 20 Hyslop Street and her father, John Alfred Andrew, was a sailmaker.  Witnesses to the marriage were John Stenson and Elizabeth Mary Turpin.

The 1911 census (below) shows Charles and Georgina at 22 court 6 house Hampton St with 3 children. The census shows that they had one other child who died. Charles' occupation was painter, employed by Liverpool City Gardens.

Charles Stenson's servicepapers do not appear to have survived. His medal card tellsus that he was in the 8th Battalion East Lancs Regiment with the regimental number 16567 then the Loyal North Lancs Regiment with the number 16302. He was a private and earned the Victory Medal, British War Medal and the 1915 Star.
The card shows that he first entered the theatre of war: France on 1/8/1915, there is a notation 'killed 9-2-16'

His entry in UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 gives the following information:
Charles Stenson
Birth Place:
Death Date:
9 Feb 1916
Death Location:
France & Flanders
Enlistment Location:
East Lancashire Regiment
8th Battalion
Type of Casualty:
Killed in action
Theatre of War:
Western European Theatre
Formerly 16302, N. Lancs Regt.

East Lancs Regiment, 8th (Service) BattalionFormed at Preston in September 1914 as part of K3 and attached to 74th Brigade in 25th Division. Moved to Codford and was in billets in Bournemouth in November 1914.
November 1914 : became Divisional Troops to 25th Division.
March 1915 : transferred to 112th Brigade in 37th Division at Ludgershall.
Landed at Boulogne in late July 1915.
21 February 1918 : disbanded in France. Officers and men transferred to 11th Bn.

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