Project Description

CHARLES HENRY BUXTON 1893–1976

Charles Henry Buxton
Photo courtesy of family

Brother of Arthur

Born 10th August 1893 in Radcliffe-on-Trent

Baptised 24th September 1893 St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married on 20th April 1922 to Ellen Briggs in Kimberley, Notts

Died December 1976 in Nottingham, age 83

1901 Census

Age 8, living on Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent with father Henry, a bricklayer, mother Jane and siblings Arthur M. age 9, and Maud M. age 3. Edward Kyte, chemist, was a boarder with family.

1911 Census

Age 17, living on Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent with father Henry, a foreman bricklayer, mother Jane, siblings Arthur Midgley, Maud Mary and boarder Edward Searson Kyte, age 50, a chemist.  Charles’ occupation is baker. House has six rooms

Military Service

Rank: Gunner

Service Number: 79426

Military Unit: 11 Company, Royal Garrison Artillery, 148th Siege Battery

Theatre of War: unconfirmed, likely to have been France and Flanders

Enlisted 11.12.15. age 22

Wounded

21.11.16 Gunshot wounds head, arm and skull

19.1.17  Hospital ship Formosa to Coulter Hospital, Grosvenor Square, affiliated to Queen Alexandra’s Military Hospital at Millbank, London.

9.2.17  Returned to duty suitable for sedentary service at home camps only – Ciii

From Silver War badge records:

Served overseas

12.9.17. Discharged no longer physically fit for War service, age 24 years 1 month

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory. Silver War badge no. 242542

Other information

According to a family member, Charles walked with a limp and said that he had been injured in the leg by shrapnel.

From the 1939 Register

Address: 60 Eastwood Road, Basford district

Employment: Post office clerk

Household: living with wife Ellen and Clementine and Tom Scott

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent