Regiment or Ship: 6th Sussex Royal Field Artillery
Service Number(s): 905289; 408
Date of Birth: 1881
Place of Birth: Hastings, Sussex
Date of Death: 11.03.1939
Place of Death: Bexhill Hospital, Bexhill, SussexAddress: Havelock Road, Bexhill on Sea
Photos and newspaper articles
Parents: George Blackwell (1850-1925) and Anne Blackwell, nee Golding, (1852 – ).
George Blackwell (1882 – ).
James Blackwell (1884 – ).
Caroline Anne Blackwell (1885 – ).
William Blackwell (1889 – ).
Walter Frederick Blackwell (1890 – ).
Louise Blackwell (1900 – ).
Frederick Blackwell (1901 – ).
In 1904 Charles married Ella Allen (1883-1959) in Battle. They had one child – Albert John Blackwell (1908 – ). In 1911 the family were living at 38 Havelock Road, Bexhill.
Charles died in Bexhill Hospital on 11th March 1939 and his home address was 15 Bayencourt South Bexhill-on-Sea. He left an estate of £562.15s.10d. to his widow, Ella.
First World War Experience
From the local newspapers we know that Charles had enlisted by September 1914. A group photograph of the Post Office staff serving appeared on 19th September of that year.
When he enlisted Charles was 27 years 5 months old and was then living at 7 Sackville Road, Bexhill. He was 5’ 6” tall with a chest measurement of 34” – expanded by 2½”.
He was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal