|Charles was born on the 9th of April 1895 in Stratford Bow (baptised
12 May 1896 at St. Mary Stratford Bow), the son of William, a
warehouseman, & Mary Jane
(nee Stewart / Stuart). In the 1911 census Charles is recorded as being a Stock
Charles married Suzanne Marie Mathilde
Guyon-Messager at St.Michaels and All Angels Church in
Walthamstow on the 8th of Sept. 1923.
The five embroideries were sewn by Charles whilst
in India when he became very very ill, and ended up in hospital
where he was helped to do embroidery by the local memsahibs.
[Photos and info courtesy of Stella & Nigel Logan, daughter &
grandson of Charles]
Liddle Collection, Leeds University
||DAVIS, C J
||Davis, C J. Enlisted on 31 Aug 1914 in the 25th
Cyclists Battalion, County of London Regiment. After coastal
defence duties in Sussex and Norfolk, he arrived in India in Feb
1916 and served on the North-West Frontier, seeing action in the
Waziristan Campaign, 1917, the Amritsar Riots, 1919, and the Afghan
War, 1919. Discharged from the army on Armistice Day 1919.
|Extent of Collection:
||147 mounted photographs (1914-1919); 12 postcards (nd);
25th Cyclists Battalion, County of London Regiment
Christmas card (1917); 53 photographs, mainly of the Waziristan
Campaign (1917-1919); 6 diaries (1914-1919); Service and hymn sheet
for St Mark's, Bangalore [Apr 1916]; Order relating to
demobilization (Apr 1919); Army publication 'Health Maxims for Men'
(nd); Press cuttings relating to 25th Cyclists Battalion, the
Amritsar Riots, General Dyer's death etc (1927-1933, nd); Brief
service history (nd); Badge of the 25th Cyclists Battalion,
County of London Regiment (nd).
||India catalogue (hard copy)
Collection, University of LEEDS
The inside cover from a copy of the 25th London's
book sold on Ebay in April 2019.