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MAILE, Charles Edward


Name: Cookham School Lane, Cookham
NIWM Ref: 7925
RBWM Ref: WM151

Person Details

Date of birth: 06/12/1895
Place of birth: Orford, Hunts
Gender: Male
Date of death: 26/03/1918
Place of death: Pas de Calais, France
Manner of death: Killed in action
Age at death: 22
CWGC Ref: 3078194
TWGPP Ref: 2404402
Address: The Bottom Cookham Dean
Address: Fairview Cottages High Road Cookham Rise

Military details

Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards
Rank: Private
Service Number: 16687
Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: 13th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry
Rank: Private


Father Charles R MAILE
Brother Thomas William MAILE
Mother Ruth MAILE
Brother Harry MAILE

Additional information

Charles and Tomas and Harry Maile were the sons of Charles and Ruth Maile. The family appears to have come from Huntingdonshire, where Charles Edward was born on 6th December 1885 and by the time of the 1901 census they were living at the Bottom, Cookham Dean. By 1911 they had moved to "Fairview" in Cookham Rise. The boys attended Cookham Dean Primary and then Cookham Rise Secondary School. Charles left school on 11th January 1910 as he was over 14. (His surname was spelt MAYLE in the Cookham Rise records.) He became a general labourer, probably following his father whose occupation was a farm or agricultural labourer. His mother Ruth was an inmate of the Berkshire Asylum in Wallingford from 1909. The family lost two sons in the War and his father, Charles moved to "The Cabin" in Cookham Dean and himself signed up to the 17th Hampshire Regiment in June 1918, transferring to the Somerset Light Infantry the following month. He survived the war and was discharged from the Worcester Regiment in 1920. It is assumed his third son also survived the war.
Charles served with the 13th Somerset Light Infantry at some point but was a private with the 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards, when he was reported missing on 26th March 1918. It appears that his body was not found as he is recorded on the Arras Memorial at Faubourg D'Amiens Cemertery, Arras, around 30 kilometres due south from where his brother Thomas was killed three years earlier.


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