TALBOT, Charles

No.26328, Bombadier, Charles TALBOT
Aged 32

121 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
Died of his Wounds on 18th October 1918

Charles TALBOT was born in Barrow (4th qtr 1886 Thingoe 4a:680) son of William and Rhoda TALBOT(née ASHMAN).Baptised in Barrow on 9th November 1886

1891 census...Aged 4 he was at The Street, Barrow with his widowed mother Rhoda TALBOT [38] charwoman born Depden; brothers Henry G [10], Edward [6] and Alfred [2]; sisters Elizabeth [12] and Ethel [8]. All the children were born in Barrow. His father had died in 1888

His mother married Walter Parish in 1898

1901 census...Aged 14, a farm labourer, he was at The Street, Barrow with his stefather Walter PARISH [54]farm labourer, born Barrow; his mother Rhoda; stepbrother Charles E PARISH [16] farm labourer born Lackford; brothers Edward and Alfred.

1911 census...Aged 4, he was in the 39th Siege Coy, Royal Garrison Artillery at Staddon Fort near Plymouth. His mother, once more a widow, was at Barrow with his brother Edward and Alfred; niece Ethel STUBBINGS [8] and nephew William George STUBBINGS [6], both born Woodditton. His step father Walter Parish had died in 1908.

He married Ivy Hodge HOCKADAY [15-3-1891] in Plympton in qtr 4 1912, later of 3, Stoke Terrace, Crownhill, Devon. Their son George McClure was born on 26th August 1913

He enlisted in Bury St.Edmunds
He was in France early in the war, but has no clasp to his 1914 Star, this may be due to it not being claimed, or perhaps he did mot come under enemy fire before 22nd November 1914

Charles Talbot is buried in Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy, France 3:A:29

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