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  • This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Billesdon, Leicester
Charles Alfred Naylor came from a large family of 12 children, He was the ninth child of Jonathan and Mary Elizabeth Naylor born in 1883 at Billesdon, Leicester. In 1887 when Charles was just four, his father died, and, although most of the elder children had left home, his mother had to cope with the remaining four. She earned her money by working as a monthly nurse, (attending women for the first month after birth). Charles spent more than 20 years of his life at Billesdon and started work as a domestic gardener. By 1911, Charles had left the family home, moved north and was now working on the estate as a gardener at The Manor Stables in Worksop, living in as a boarder. In 1912 he married Florence H Holt at Worksop and by the end of that year had a son born to them who they called Charles. His wife and son (and maybe Charles) moved to 18 Sandhill Street in Worksop.
28 Apr 1917
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60916 - CWGC Website
22842
Private
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
After war was declared, Charles enlisted in Worksop, sent to France where he died of his wounds and was buried at Bethune Town Cemetery, France Pte Charles Alfred Naylor Worksop Guardian 11 May 1917 News has been received by Mrs Naylor, 2 Market Street, Worksop, of the death of her husband Pte Charles Alfred Naylor, from gunshot wounds received in action, his death taking place on April 28th at the No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station, France. Pte Naylor, who was a native of Hillesden, was employed by Sir John Robinson in the gardens at Worksop Manor, but at the time of his enlistment he was working at Manton Pit. He leaves a widow and one child to mourn his loss. We hope to give his photograph in our next issue.
CWG additional information:- Son of Jonathan and Mary Elizabeth Naylor, of Billesdon, Leicester; husband of Florence H. Naylor, of 18, Sand Hill St., Worksop. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
    Alfred Naylor - This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett
  • Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery
    Charles Alfred Naylor - Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery