Davenport, Charles H

Charles Henry Davenport, Private 291454, 9th Bn. Welsh Regiment
Died of wounds 12th April 1918 in Belgium, aged 27

 

EARLY LIFE

Charles Henry Davenport was baptised on 4 October 1891 at St Paul’s Church, Macclesfield, the son of Elizabeth Ann and Samuel Davenport, a silk weaver of 32 Heapy St, Macclesfield.

In 1901, nine-year-old Charles was living at 13 London Rd, Macclesfield with his parents and brother Ellis, aged 8. By 1911, Charles was lodging at 6 Victoria St, Urmston, Manchester and working at a grocer’s assistant.

Charles’ parents later lived at 138 Ackroyd St, Higher Openshaw, Manchester.

 

WW1 SERVICE

Charles enlisted in Manchester, and died of wounds on 12 April 1918.

 

NOTES

 

COMMEMORATION

Private Charles Davenport is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium, in grave ref. XXVI. HH. 5A. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Charles Davenport, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

In Macclesfield, Private Charles Davenport is commemorated on the Park Green and Town Hall war memorials.

 

SOURCES

Cheshire Parish Baptism Registers (Find My Past): St Paul’s Church, Macclesfield
Census (England & Wales): 1901, 1911
Soldiers Died in the Great War (Find My Past)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Lives of the First World War website


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